Factors in Reading Achievement: An Interdisiciplinory Approach

Larsen, Janet J.; Tillman, Chester E.; Ross, John J.; Satz, Paul; Cassin, Barbara; Wolking, William D.
December 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Dec1973, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p636
Academic Journal
One hundred children who had been referred to an interdisciplinary learning disabilities group were described on the bases of physical and neuropsychological status, intelligence, level of reading and school achievement, and family background. Through the joint efforts of representatives from the departments of Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Neuropsychology, Ophthalmology, the Children's Learning Center, the University Reading and Study Skills Center, Occupational Therapy, Special Education Hospital Teaching Unit, and the Visual Sciences Laboratory, a wide variety of evaluation procedures were completed on each child. Analyses of the data described the total group and compared the subgroups within the sample. Several factors were found to distinguish significantly between subgroups.


Related Articles

  • Feature: Neuropsychological Implications for Teaching the Learning Disabled. Obrzut, John E.; Hynd, George W. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov83, Vol. 16 Issue 9 

    Introduces research papers on the neuropsychological factors to consider in determining the educational approach suitable for the learning disabled.

  • Integrative Strategy Instruction: A Potential Model for Teaching Content Area Subjects to Adolescents with Learning Disabilities. Ellis, Edwin S. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1993, Vol. 26 Issue 6 

    Proposes an instructional model for integrating cognitive strategy instruction and content area instruction when teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) in content area classes. Forms of knowledge addressed by integrative strategy instruction (ISI); Compatibility of ISI with special...

  • Special Education for the Twenty-First Century: Integrating Learning Strategies and Thinking Skills. Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1993, Vol. 26 Issue 6 

    Comments on Edwin Ellis' paper 'Integrative Strategy Instruction: A Potential Model for Teaching Content Area Subjects to Adolescents with Learning Disabilities,' which appeared in the June, 1993 issue of the 'Journal of Learning Disabilities.' Effect of findings in relational thinking skills...

  • Pursuing an Elusive Goal: Molding Strategic Teachers and Learners. Wong, Bernice Y.L. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1993, Vol. 26 Issue 6 

    Introduces a series of articles discussing the Integrated Strategy Instruction (ISI) model proposed by professor Edwin Ellis for teaching strategies within specific content to adolescents with learning disabilities (LD). Model accomplishments; Improvements of the ISI model; Broader issues that...

  • Ellis's "Potential" Integrative Strategy Instruction Model: An Appealing Extension of Previous Efforts. Houck, Cherry K. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1993, Vol. 26 Issue 6 

    Comments on the potential of the integrative strategy instruction model (ISI) proposed by professor Edwin Ellis, for teaching learning disabled students. Concepts that undergrid the ISI model; Overview of models related to the ISI model; Effect of characteristics associated with learning...

  • Applied Educational Neuropsychology: Theories and Problems. Gaddes, William H. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov83, Vol. 16 Issue 9 

    Examines the current theories of learning relevant to the neuropsychological dimensions of educating the learning disabled in North America. Exploration of the reasons for the wide acceptance of such theories; Variety of dissonant professional opinions on the issue among special educators.

  • School reentry and educational planning for the individual with traumatic brain injury. Doelling, Jane E.; Bryde, Suzanne // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov95, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p101 

    Discusses guidelines to assist educational personnel in helping students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) make the transition into a school setting. TBI manifestations; Important factors to reentry planning; Criteria of reentry action plan; Adaptive needs as educational priority; Accommodation...

  • The selection of postsecondary placement options by school counselors for students with learning... Dickey, Katherine Doole; Satcher, Jamie // School Counselor;May94, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p347 

    Reports the results of a study investigating how school counselors rate the appropriateness of five postsecondary options for a student described as having a specific learning disability. Variables influencing the selection of vocational training; Functional limitations of a learning...

  • Serving students in middle school content classes: A... Tindal, Gerald; Nolet, Victor // Journal of Special Education;Winter96, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p414 

    Discusses some of the components needed to teach persons with learning disabilities. References to related studies; Curriculum analysis of knowledge forms; Methodology of study used; Results.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics