ERIC Number: ED032209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Temporal-Spatial Derangement as a Factor in Reading Difficulties. Final Report.
Elam, Claude B.
An experiment was conducted comparing the abilities of normal and retarded third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade readers to report the temporal and spatial order of presentation of letters. The presentations were accomplished by using animated techniques on motion picture film. It was found that while the retarded readers were inferior to the normals on reporting spatial order, they were not generally inferior on reporting temporal order. The findings do not support the idea that reading disability is due to a difficulty in perceiving or recognizing letters or words. However, they do reveal that one of the principal difficulties in reading is due to an inability to mentally reorganize experiences obtained in time into their proper spatial arrangement. References are included. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth.