Dr. Jerome Rosner, and others like Rudolf Steiner who advocate for a strong sensory integration emphasis in elementary education, present ideas that would go a long way to reducing the the incidence of reading and learning ‘disability’ among school-aged children in our ‘traditional’ schools. These ideas require nothing more than a slight shift of emphasis in curriculum, namely, focus on neurological development and sensory integration as a priority and before formal reading instruction.
This is also occasionally referred to as educating the ‘whole child’ – unlike other ‘whole child’ approaches, a true neurosensory approach is based in principles of human neurological, sensory, cognitive, and muscular development as opposed to simply paying these elements lip service. Modern ‘traditional’ classrooms are moving further and further away from respecting a child’s neural-developmental needs, and as they do so, more children struggle with the tasks set before them and outcomes are declining.
Technological progress is one thing, but new technology does not equate to better instruction. In fact, it almost never does.
Read Dr. Rosner’s curriculum development notes: Rosner Curriculum Design
Read also The Value of Cursive.