ERIC Number: ED042272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Developmental Dyslexia: A Diagnostic Screening Procedure on Three Characteristic Patterns of Reading and Spelling. A Preliminary Report.
A diagnostic screening procedure for developmental dyslexia which analyzes how a child reads and writes rather than at what level, is outlined. Briefly, the test entails a presentation of a word list at each reading level to determine the child's sight vocabulary and his ability to employ word-attack skills. Following the administration of the word recognition test, the child is screened for atypical spelling patterns and given a paragraph to read from a textbook to ascertain his ability to read in context and his reading comprehension. On the basis of the distinctive reading-spelling patterns the test reveals, three correlated groups of dyslexic children have been delineated. Children in each group typically have a deficit in the ability to auditorize, a deficit in the ability to visualize or a deficit in both ability to auditorize and ability to visualize. Implications for remediation for each group are provided and diagnostic criteria are reviewed. (WW)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Diagnostic Tests, Dyslexia, Exceptional Child Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Reading Difficulty, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Screening Tests, Spelling, Tests, Visual Perception, Word Recognition
C.A.N.H.C., Literature Distribution Center, P.O. Box 790, Lomita, California 90717
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Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School and Univ. Center, CA.
Note: Reprinted from Claremont Reading Conference, 32nd Yearbook, 1968