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ERIC Number: ED110935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Poor and Normal Readers Achievement on Visual Tasks Involving High Frequency Low Discriminability Words.
Allington, Richard L.; And Others
This study presented 24 third graders drawn from suburban elementary schools with high frequency, low discriminability words in four conditions. Subjects were randomly assigned to the four tasks individually. It was hypothesized that poor and normal readers would differ in their ability to read high frequency, low discriminability words presented tachistoscopically in isolation but would not differ in their ability to match the words to form, to graphically reproduce the words following a tachistoscopic presentation, or to select the appropriate word from a group of distractor words after a tachistoscopic presentation. The hypotheses were supported. It was concluded that a visual perceptual deficit is probably not a major factor in reading disability. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)