31 March 2019

31st March 1906 - Marianne Frostig was born


On 31st March 1906 Marianne Frostig was born. As a psychologist she did a lot to help children with learning disorders by introducing screening tests and therapies that helped make up for tested deficits. Without screening children may fail to learn and as a result become withdraw or misbehave and slip further adrift. Her Developmental Test of Visual Perception measured five different perceptual functions that could hold children back at school. This could be children who are otherwise of normal intelligence, or it could be more impaired children. The intention was to use the test results to help them reach their full potential. She set up the Marianne Frostig Center in 1951 and it continues her work. These disorders nowadays have been given names like dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Thankyou to the today in psychology historyfor the date.

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