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ERIC Number: ED010759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 7
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YOUNG ADULTS TEN TO FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER SEVERE READING DISABILITY.
BALOW, BRUCE; BLOMQUIST, MARLYS
THE PRESENT STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO OBTAIN AN OVERVIEW OF THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED AS SEVERLY DISABLED READERS IN THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARS. OCCUPATIONAL POSITION, LEVEL OF EDUCATION, LEVEL OF READING SKILL, EDUCATIONAL STATUS, ATTITUDES TOWARD READING AND REMEDIAL HELP, AND MARITAL STATUS WERE ASSESSED BY TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS AND A TESTING SESSION. THE SAMPLE, 32 MALES BETWEEN THE AGES 20 AND 26, WAS STUDIED INITIALLY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL CLINIC DURING THE YEARS 1948 TO 1953. SELECTION OF THE SAMPLE WAS BASED ON SEX, AGE, CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC CLASSIFICATION, INTELLIGENCE, AND AMOUNT OF RETARDATION IN READING. ONLY THOSE PUPILS IN A 50-MILE RADIUS, WITH NO PRIMARY EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES OR OTHER HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS, AND WITH IQ'S IN THE AVERAGE RANGE WERE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY. TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS WERE COMPLETED WITH 23 SUBJECTS, AND THE TESTS OF CURRENT READING AND EMOTIONAL STATUS WERE GIVEN TO NINE OF THESE SUBJECTS. THREE GROUPS OF SUBJECTS WERE DESCRIBED--GROUP I, THOSE WHO COMPLETED THE TELEPHONE INTERVIEW AND WHO AGREED TO COME IN FOR TESTING, GROUP II, THOSE WHO COMPLETED THE TELEPHONE INTERVIEW BUT REFUSED TO COME IN FOR TESTING, AND GROUP III, THOSE WHO WERE UNAVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW. RESULTS OF THE STUDY ARE DISCUSSED, ADDITIONAL RESEARCH IS SUGGESTED, AND TABLES AND REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOURNAL," 66, OCTOBER 1965. (SP)
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Identifiers: University of Minnesota