ERIC Number: ED106842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention of Reading Disabilities through Early Diagnosis and Remediation.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1,500-2,000 kindergarten and first-grade children in three districts. The program is designed to train school personnel to identify perceptual deficits in areas specifically undergirding the reading process in kindergarten or first-grade children and to implement needed remediation so that students will be able to profit from formal reading instruction. At the beginning of the program, 20 reading teachers representing eight school districts attended a four-week summer workshop. These teachers were trained to administer screening instruments to kindergarten children entering first grade, to interpret the results, and to prescribe and implement activities to help identified children overcome their perceptual or developmental lags. Remediation activities used include training in auditory and visual discrimination of objects, letters, and words; visual-motor coordination; knowledge of the alphabet; recognition and reproduction of sight words; and concept formation. The program includes a monitoring and evaluation component and regularly scheduled supervision of the program participants by the director and staff. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.