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ERIC Number: ED363867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Pages: 17
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An International Schools Perspective on Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disabilities.
Balajthy, Ernest
A diagnostic evaluation was conducted on Thomas, a fifth-grade student, to identify levels of reading and major word identification strategies. Initial testing conducted at Thomas' home revealed that he appeared to have an unusually positive attitude toward reading, considering the difficulties it had presented him since kindergarten. Learning Experience Approaches have proved successful with Thomas, while phonic approaches have had limited success. Results of administration of an informal reading inventory indicated that Thomas was able to perform at the maximum instructional level of primer on the graded word lists, word identification in context, and comprehension. During oral reading, Thomas exhibited a highly top-down word identification process. Consequently, two monitoring issues should be addressed to Thomas when he is exhibiting his pattern of thinking about the meaning of a word, using the first letter or two as a cue, then incorrectly guessing: (1) what would make sense? (his strength); and (2) look closely at the letters, or syllables (his weakness). (Informal reading inventory data, a writing sample, descriptions of traditional and contemporary models of reading disabilities, a diagnostic teaching model,and a list of literacy instructional methods categorized according to strategic process are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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