ERIC Number: ED116422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Factors in Reading Disability.
Vellutino, Frank R.
Reviewed are three types of etiological theories of dyslexia: theories of visual perceptual deficit, theories of difficulties with sensory integration, and theories of verbal deficiencies. The author concludes that recent findings weigh heavily against perceptual deficit theories of reading disability as suggested by S. Orton and others; that the equivocal findings relating to the sensory integration theory of H. Birch suggest the need for further research; and that the author's research and that of others support the verbal or linguistic deficit theory. Noted are practical implications of the findings such as the importance of including all (graphic, phonologic, semantic, and syntactic) aspects of words and sentences in remedial reading instruction. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting (Chicago, Illinois, April 1975)