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ERIC Number: ED082123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 165
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Specific Dyslexia.
Naidoo, Sandhya
The investigation reported in this volume attempts to clarify some issues relating to the existence, nature, and causes of specific dyslexia. Based on an extended study of 98 boys of at least average intelligence with severe reading and spelling problems, the report provides detailed data relating to their developmental and perinatal histories, family and school factors, physical and neurological status, visual perception, and many other factors. The objectives were: (1) to identify those features by which boys who conformed to an accepted definition of specific dyslexia might be recognized, (2) to discover evidence which might support or refute hypotheses as to the causes of the disability, and (3) to distinguish subgroups of dyslexia characterized by different patterns of disability and to relate them to the various possible etiological factors. The results show that, in most boys, complex rather than single etiological factors appear to be operative, and, though the patterns of disability vary, there is evidence to suggest that a sequencing disability may underlie the reading and spelling retardation. A full summary of the results, with conclusions and implications, ends the report. Tables, record forms, and questionnaires are provided in the appendixes and a list of references is also given. (TO)
Halsted Press, Div. of John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($7.95)
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Authoring Institution: Invalid Children's Aid Association, London (England). Word Blind Centre for Dyslexic Children.