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ERIC Number: ED063099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 76
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Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Retardation: A Focus on the Development of Logical Thinking. Final Report.
White, Kathleen M.
To test whether training in logical multiplication would improve the reading skills of "retarded readers" (children with specific language disability, minimal brain damage, dyslexia, psycho-neurological learning disability, or perceptual handicaps), this study (1) elaborated a theoretical approach to reading based on Piaget's theory of cognitive development, (2) conducted an intensive diagnostic study of four reading-retarded children, and (3) administered to these subjects an eleven-week logical training program. The Durrell Listening-Reading Tests were administered on a pre- and post-test basis to assess the program's effect on reading. The findings of the study indicated that some reading retardation is related to problems of a logical nature, and that even when the source of reading difficulty is perceptual or emotional, the child's progress can be furthered by strengthening logical abilities in the word attack process. (Included in this document are a bibliography of sources consulted, diagnostic information on the subjects, and the basic content of the logical training program itself.) (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.