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ERIC Number: ED127584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
An Information-Integration Theory and Its Application to Normal Reading Acquisition and Reading Disability.
Senf, Gerald M.
The first major section of this report describes in detail an information-integration theory which seeks to explain how an organism selects information and integrates it with other information from the environment and from the organism's internal processes. The model treats information as a pattern of neural activity composed of a plethora of unit data in a matrix of limited processing capacity. In the second major section, the theory is applied to the problems of children having school difficulties. A general model of normal reading acquisition is generated, the problem of short attention span is considered, and other problems in reading are discussed from the perspective of the model. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leadership Training Inst. in Learning Disabilities, Tucson, AZ.
Note: This paper first appeared in Bryant, N.D., and Kass, C.E. "Leadership Training Institute in Learning Disabilities": Final Report, Volume II. 1972, p. 305-391; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document