ERIC Number: ED037317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reading Disorders in the United States.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Bethesda, MD. Secretary's National Advisory Committee on Dyslexia and Related Reading Disorders.
The National Advisory Committee on Dyslexia and Related Reading Disorders explored in some depth the magnitude and nature of the reading problems which prevail among school and adult populations today. The group examined scientific papers and worked to analyze the dimensions and directions of existing programs in the field. Attention was paid primarily to the problems manifested by those individuals who, in spite of apparently adequate intelligence and emotional stability, exhibit difficulties in learning to read within a teaching program that proves effective for most children. Fifteen percent of the total school population today are considered members of this group. The committee decided that they could not arrive at a definition of dyslexia which would receive general acceptance, so they addressed themselves to the general problem of reading disorders. The group reviewed the magnitude and impact of this problem, the nature of the disorders, and remedial programs and procedures which now exist. They also proposed certain steps toward the development of a national program whose ultimate objective would be to assure that every child in this country who has the ability will learn to read. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Bethesda, MD. Secretary's National Advisory Committee on Dyslexia and Related Reading Disorders.