ERIC Number: ED060166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Perceptual Development Center for Children With Dyslexia and Related Disorders. Final Project Report.
Jones, H. Lee, Jr.; Harvey, Ann
The purpose of the Dyslexia Association, established by school officials, teachers, and parents of the Natchez-Adams County School District, was to explore the nature, diagnostic techniques, and remediation of this learning disability in order to establish a specific program in the public schools. Procedures were developed which could be used by para-educational personnel as instructors under supervision. In addition, the members of the association were concerned with the development of programs which might reduce treatment time, be incorporated into the ongoing school operation, and, be economically feasible. The point of view of the project director, in making final decision on the program model, was that specific development dyslexia was a neurological dysfunction and that there was strong evidence that this dysfunction was hereditary. Further, that there were related disorders to the specific reading dysfunction, which were probably not of a hereditary nature but resembled dyslexia and included other characteristics as well. The Alphabetic-Phoenetic-Structural Linguistic Approach to Literacy were the materials and methods used. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Natchez Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Mississippi