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ERIC Number: ED034669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-29
Pages: 14
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Causes of Reading Difficulties--Facts and Fiction.
Kasdon, Lawrence M.
The disagreement on terminology used to describe reading difficulties and to classify reading underachievers is illustrated. Some of the research findings on physical, intellectual, emotional, and educational factors which cause reading difficulty are described, with emphasis on replying to questions asked by parents and on clarifying some misconceptions held by lay persons and educators. It is emphasized that the causes of reading failure rarely occur in isolation, and therefore the study of the interaction effect of several factors becomes essential. The typical ex post facto studies of learners from 9 to 20 years of age work from effect to find causes. It is suggested that longitudinal studies, particularly when conducted by an interdisciplinary team, would be much more useful in providing accurate information about causes of reading failure. A bibliography is included. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969