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ERIC Number: ED079713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 12
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Report of Research on Dyslexia in Children.
Valtin, Renate
This paper summarizes several research studies related to reading and writing disabilities in children. The major purpose of these investigations was to test some of the German theories on dyslexia, especially regarding visual perceptual problems, spatial orientation, and dominance factors. The dyslexic child, as defined in Germany and used in this study, is a child with reading and writing disabilities who possesses normal intelligence. Children with and without reading and writing problems were matched according to IQ, sex, age, grade level, and occupation of father, and were then compared in visual perception, dominance factors, and spatial orientation. Dyslexic children were found to be inferior in articulation, auditory discrimination, and vocabulary, but they did not differ in grammatical structure of oral language and in concept formation. The interpretation of findings suggests that home variables and early parent-child interactions bear relevance for reading and writing problems. Remedial education considering specific personality traits of dyslexia, such as non-directive play therapy, was found to be successful. (WR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Assn. (18th, Denver, May 1-4, 1973)