ERIC Number: ED040828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-7
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Incidence of Developmental Dyslexia and Selected Factors Associated With the Condition: Results of a Two Year Study.
Gold, Lawrence; Huebner, Dale M.
An analysis was made of the factors associated with the condition of developmental dyslexia in pupils who were tutored in a Title III-funded learning disability center. During the 2-year period from September 1967 through June 1969, approximately 200 pupils were involved each year in an intensive diagnosis and remediation program. The ratio of boys to girls was approximately 7 to 1, the mean age was about 10.5 years, and the mean IQ was about 98. The Metropolitan Reading Test (Upper Primary) and a diagnostic battery of informal instruments were administered. Despite the grade retention of over 75 percent of the pupils and the generally favorable educational and environmental conditions, they were reading on the average about 2 years below their actual grade placement. The 10 instructors who provided the clinic tutoring identified for each pupil factors which may have contributed to the reading disability. Factors associated with general immaturity and emotional problems were prevalent for most pupils; family pathology was third in importance. It was reported that the incidence of the condition of developmental dyslexia among the regional school population sampled in this study was less than 1 percent. Tables and references are included. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, California, May 6-9, 1970