ERIC Number: ED141749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Relationships of Visual Synthesis to Reading Abilities among Sixth Grade Disabled Readers.
Mellichamp, Elliott McLett, Jr.
Forty-five sixth-grade students reading at least one year below expected levels participated in a study of the relationships among visual synthesis, oral synthesis, and reading achievement. Instruments constructed for the study included measures of visual synthesis, identification of individual printed syllables, and oral synthesis. Reading achievement and IQ scores were obtained from permanent records. Results indicated that the process of perceiving a word one syllable at a time and identifying that word as a whole was more difficult than both perceiving and identifying each syllable as an independent unit. Visual synthesis was significantly related to oral synthesis and to reading achievement but not to IQ; oral synthesis was significatnly related to IQ but not to reading achievement. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulty, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Syllables, Visual Perception
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia