ERIC Number: ED167942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Visual Processing Deficiencies in Poor Readers: A Critique of Traditional Conceptualizations of the Etiology of Dyslexia.
Vellutino, Frank R.
This discussion of dyslexia addresses the popular view that reading disability in children with dyslexia is caused by dysfunction in visual processing. Several visual deficit theories are presented and challenged. In addition, evidence for and against specific hypotheses is reviewed and evidence is presented that supports the likelihood that reading disability is caused either by deficiencies in one or more aspects of linguistic functioning or by a specific disorder in visual/verbal integration. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (7th, Hamburg, West Germany, August 1-3, 1978)