ERIC Number: ED176211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Defining Reading Diagnosis: Why, What, and How? Research Series No. 46.
Gil, Doron; And Others
The literature on reading diagnosis deals with three major issues: the purpose of diagnosis, its content, and its methods. The purpose of reading diagnosis is threefold; it is necessary for the early identification of reading problems; it is prerequisite for remediation; and it is essential for the planning, modification, and individualization of instruction. Diagnoses focus on the areas of skill performance and causes of reading difficulties. Diagnoses are carried out on a continuing basis at one of three levels corresponding to the severity of the reading problem: classroom, school, and clinic. A discussion of what constitutes effective diagnosis and remediation and how these should be conducted is missing from the literature. A model of effective diagnosis could include the above elements. There is also a need for a description of the diagnostic process in terms of the mental tasks performed by the diagnostician. (MKM)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Individualized Instruction, Literature Reviews, Reading Centers, Reading Consultants, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Remedial Reading
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.