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ERIC Number: ED098765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 15
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Three Diagnostic Patterns for Children with Reading Disabilities.
Fuller, Gerald B.
The author reviews attempts to categorize reading disabilities, describes a means of refining testing procedures to classify three diagnostic patterns of reading disorder, and reports results of application of those procedures with 172 children with reading disorders. Studies classifying poor readers by a verbal-performance pattern analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and multifactorial studies of etiological factors are discussed. Described is a procedure which uses the Minnesota Percepto-Diagnostic Test (MPD) to assess visual perception and visual motor abilities and which classifies children's reading problems as primary, secondary or organic and children with behavioral problems as emotionally disturbed, schizophrenic, or brain damaged. Specific behavioral characteristics (as manifested in performance on five standardized tests of reading and cognitive development) are analyzed for 172 Ss to show that children differentiated into reading disability subgroups by the MPD (on the basis of visual perception). Characteristics noted include the primary group's high average performance IQ, the secondary group's low average scores on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, and the organic group's low scores on laterality tests. Findings are compared to those of similar studies. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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