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ERIC Number: ED011493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-19
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
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METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TEACHING DYSLEXIC PUPILS.
BOTEL, MORTON
THE READING AND SPELLING PERFORMANCES OF PUPILS ATTENDING A PROGRAM IN READING WERE STUDIED TO DISCOVER WHICH READING METHODS OR COMBINATIONS OF METHODS WERE SUPERIOR FOR DYSLEXICS IN CLINICAL AND CLASSROOM SITUATIONS AND WHICH METHODS WERE APPROPRIATE FOR DYSLEXIC AND NORMAL PUPILS WITH MINOR READING DISABILITIES. THE SUBJECTS WERE 722 PUPILS IN GRADES 2 THROUGH 6 IN THE PENNRIDGE SCHOOL IN BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. SEMIRURAL, WHITE, MIDDLE-CLASS CHILDREN, WITH AN AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE OF 106 AS MEASURED BY A GROUP TEST IN KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE ATTEND THE SCHOOL. SPECIAL SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION IS PROVIDED FOR THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT OF THE PUPILS IN THE SUMMER. AN OPPORTUNITY CLASS IS CONDUCTED FOR SLOW LEARNERS. TESTS ADMINISTERED WERE THE BOTEL READING INVENTORY AND THE READING AND SPELLING TESTS OF THE SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES BATTERY. DATA WERE ANALYZED BY READING LEVELS, GRADE EQUIVALENT SCORES, AND EXPECTED AND ACHIEVED MEDIAN SCORES. THE AVERAGE RANGE WAS SIX TO SEVEN LEVELS OF PUPIL PERFORMANCE AT EACH GRADE LEVEL. BY FIFTH GRADE, THERE WERE NO PUPILS READING AS LOW AS BEGINNING SECOND-READER LEVEL. BY SIXTH GRADE, NONE WERE READING AS LOW AS BEGINNING THIRD-READER LEVEL. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT DYSLEXIA CAN BE ANTICIPATED AND MINIMIZED WITHIN A GOOD DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM. A DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, REFERENCES, AND TABLES IS PROVIDED. THIS RESEARCH REPORT WAS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DYSLEXIA (PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 19, 1966). (BK)
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Identifiers: BOTEL READING INVENTORY; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)