ERIC Number: ED297313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
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Dyslexia and the College Student.
Balajthy, Ernest; Waring, Eileen Whitcraft
Recent research in the field of learning disabilities and other sources of information which may prove useful to college-level reading instructors in teaching the college-level dyslexic are summarized in this paper. The paper identifies research on techniques of formal and informal assessment, psychological and social factors, and remediation programs (including those using computers) with an emphasis on the particular problems associated with the adult learning disabled student. The paper concludes that most reading researchers reject the notion that learning disabilities are due to brain dysfunctions. Instead, the paper suggests that the causes of reading disabilities are multiple, arising largely from educational and social contexts outside the individual. Twenty-six references and appendixes listing suggestions for college faculty and the characteristics of learning disabled college students are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (32nd, Atlanta, GA, October 28-30, 1988).