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ERIC Number: ED055758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 87
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The Incidence of Reading Retardation in Cases Referred to School Psychologists.
Chidichimo, Salvatore P.
From a questionnaire given to five practicing school psychologists, the author gathered data about the incidence of reading retardation in cases referred to school psychologists. The cases included 96 students from three New Jersey school districts, one California school district, and one Tennessee school district. Approximately 69 percent of the cases exhibited reading retardation as evidenced by an actual reading level below their chronological and mental age group. In only 33 percent of the cases was reading retardation mentioned in the referral of the student to the school psychologist. The cases with reading retardation were predominated by males, the age group 9 to 11, grades K to 3, Caucasians, middle socioeconomic status, and within an 81 to 100 IQ range. Of those students referred, only 23 percent had previously had remedial reading instruction, 1 percent were referred by remedial reading personnel, and 81 percent were referred by classroom teachers. Further research is suggested in light of the large incidence of reading retardation in such cases and in light of the low percentage of cases in which reading retardation was mentioned in the referral. Tables, the sample questionnaire, and a bibliography are included. (AL)
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Note: Master's thesis submitted to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick