ERIC Number: ED030254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Identification, Assessment and Prediction of Reading Competency in Deaf Children. Final Report.
Restaino, Lillian C. R.
To investigate the underlying factors of visual discrimination, memory, rule abstraction, language, and serial ordering in reading success, 79 poor and 65 good deaf readers were administered a battery of tests. Poor readers were deficient in lower-order visual discrimination and memory abilities; higher-order visual discrimination skills were important to success for good readers. Higher-order rule abstraction skills were important for continued progress by the relatively successful readers; however, lower-order rule abstraction was important to successful visual discrimination at initial levels of reading for poor readers as well. Successful rule abstraction was significant at all levels of reading; and visual discrimination (visual search and sequencing) was significant to the advanced reader for the processing of higher-level printed text. Implications were that rule abstraction is important at all levels of the reading process, visual discrimination activities at prereading and higher reading levels should be re-evaluated, and investigation is needed to determine sentence structures that are obstacles to progress beyond intermediate levels of reading. (Author/RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Lexington School for the Deaf, New York, NY.