The problem of the poor reader

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publication: California medicine, Volume 74, p.230 (1951)

Children who are retarded readers may present a complex problem involving physical impediments, emotional distress, or teaching methods. A child with specific reading disability has spatial confusion, an exaggeration or persistence of a normal childhood tendency to reversal of letters and symbols, ambidexterity, normal intelligence, and poor visual recall of words. Children with these characteristics fail to learn to read in a teaching system in which the main emphasis is on visual associations. Treatment of such reading difficulties, as well as prophylactic measures, is outlined.