ERIC Number: ED244250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Performance of Reading Disabled Children at Different Levels of Language: A Model-Based Exploration.
Stahl, Steven A.; Erickson, Lawrence G.
A study compared the performance of 12 reading disabled and 15 normally achieving third grade students and 11 normally achieving first grade students on a variety of measures at different levels of language and reading in order to examine several macro models of reading disability--specifically, the general language, rule abstraction, and speed of processing models. Each child completed (1) a free story telling task, (2) story recall tasks, (3) a linguistics structure repetition test, (4) rapid naming tasks, (5) an orthographic regularity test, and (6) a reading diagnostic scale. Results showed that reading-disabled third grade students were very similar in language performance to reading-level-matched first grade students. In addition, the findings indicated that of the models tested, the rule abstraction model seemed to account best for the differences between the two third grade groups. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, May 6-10, 1984).