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ERIC Number: ED064702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
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Study of Reading Disorders in Relation to Poverty and Crime.
Cordero, Ida
A follow-up study was made of 83 dyslexic job trainees who were given reading and writing remediation as part of a manpower training program. The purpose of the study was to determine if, three years later, they had regressed or continued to function on a higher socioeconomic level than before undergoing training. When training began 69% of the dyslexiacs (herein defined as disabled readers unable to learn by means of conventional teaching techniques) were totally dependent on welfare. Three years after training 25% were on welfare and 45% had obtained and retained full-time jobs. The study also examines the effects of reading remediation on two other dyslexic groups in Santa Barbara County: students in a City College continuing education class and students in a high school for delinquent boys. Substantial improvements in social attitudes and self-esteem occurred with reading remediation in all three groups. Other significant findings and inferences are given for the combined groups. (Author/TO)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (Order No. PB 209 284, MF $0.95, PC $5.45)
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Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Work Training Program, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.