ERIC Number: ED160987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
On the Differential Transfer of Abilities to Reading.
Ohnmacht, Fred W.; Fleming, James T.
The difficulties children have when learning to read vary from child to child and from age to age. Some learning variables transfer as a child develops so that skills acquired in early learning stages transfer to more mature stages of development. However, the abilities that transfer and produce effects at one stage of learning may be different from those that transfer at later stages of learning. Among poor readers, at least two factors may differentiate among individuals: slow maturation of the brain and impaired cerebral function due to damage. Other complexities may also be involved in a child having difficulty learning to read so that it is inaccurate to suppose that poor readers form a homogeneous group. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (2nd, Dublin, Ireland, October 6-8, 1977)