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ERIC Number: ED042571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-7
Pages: 16
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The Therapist's Approach to the Study of the Disabled Reader, An Allopathic Concept.
Carter, Homer L. J.
The disabled reader is defined in this paper as the student who does not respond to regular classroom instruction and who requires detailed diagnosis and treatment, generally implemented by the reading clinician and the clinic team of specialists. Allopathic treatment is concerned with the identification of causal factors and their immediate removal or mitigation. It includes correction of physical, psychological, sociological, and educational factors affecting the child's reading performance as well as the provision of specialized reading instruction. Eight outlined steps constitute an allopathic concept of indepth diagnosis which is not complete until treatment is applied and verified. These steps are statement of the problem, assumed hypotheses, rejected hypotheses, accepted hypotheses, discovery and explanation of consequential factors, predicted treatment, and verification. The case study of a sixth-grade boy, including application of the eight-step diagnosis paradigm to his situation, is reported. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970