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ERIC Number: ED345216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 11
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Do Children Come By Their Reading Problems Honestly?
Ridout, Susan Ramp
A study examined parents' attitudes toward reading and their children's reading problems, to investigate whether a child's reading problem may simply be a reflection of his or her parent's reading know-how. Subjects, 203 of 218 parents of children attending a university reading clinic, responded to a survey. Data were collected over the course of eight reading clinic sessions held at the Indiana University Southeast campus in New Albany, Indiana. Results indicated that: (1) parents who brought their children to the reading clinic tended to believe that their child had a "medium" reading problem; (2) the parents appeared to use the library very little; and (3) parents read to and were read to by their children very little. Findings suggest that parents need more tips and strategies to help their children with reading problems. (Five tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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