ERIC Number: EJ422741
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Discrepancy Definitions of Reading Disability: Has Intelligence Led Us Astray?
Stanovich, Keith E.
Reading Research Quarterly, v26 n1 p7-29 1991
Argues that use of intelligence as an aptitude benchmark in the definition of dyslexia conceals illogical assumptions about the concept of potential. Concludes that the validity of a severe discrepancy between aptitude and achievement as the defining feature of dyslexia has yet to be established sufficiently to justify differential educational classification or treatment. (MG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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