ERIC Number: ED064702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Reading Disorders in Relation to Poverty and Crime.
A follow-up study was made of 83 dyslexic job trainees who were given reading and writing remediation as part of a manpower training program. The purpose of the study was to determine if, three years later, they had regressed or continued to function on a higher socioeconomic level than before undergoing training. When training began 69% of the dyslexiacs (herein defined as disabled readers unable to learn by means of conventional teaching techniques) were totally dependent on welfare. Three years after training 25% were on welfare and 45% had obtained and retained full-time jobs. The study also examines the effects of reading remediation on two other dyslexic groups in Santa Barbara County: students in a City College continuing education class and students in a high school for delinquent boys. Substantial improvements in social attitudes and self-esteem occurred with reading remediation in all three groups. Other significant findings and inferences are given for the combined groups. (Author/TO)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Continuation Students, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Dyslexia, Illiteracy, Labor Force, Language Handicaps, Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Reading, Self Esteem, Socioeconomic Influences
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (Order No. PB 209 284, MF $0.95, PC $5.45)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Work Training Program, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.