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ERIC Number: ED037324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 7
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Gifted Rapid Readers.
Schale, Florence
A preliminary study is reported which attempted to define gifted rapid readers, authenticate the performances of three subjects who were designated as gifted rapid readers, and explore the relationship of a subject's ability to perceive print eidetically and to read and/or skim. Volunteer subjects were a 15-year-old girl from the Philippines, a 12-year-old American girl, and a 38-year-old housewife. Impartial reading experts observed each subject reading an article on mental health by Menninger. The article was estimated to be college level of difficulty and was selected from Brown's "Efficient Reading." All three subjects successfully absorbed the article at rates beyond 20,000 words per minute with 70 percent comprehension or above. The two younger subjects demonstrated characteristics similar to those described by Haber as highly eidetic. Both young subjects also demonstrated strong dominance traits, according to Butt's Factoral Facet Scale. References are included. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the North Central Reading Association conference, Flint, Michigan, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 1969