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February 1969

Dyslexia: Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disorders.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(2):304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010306030

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This excellent monograph records the Proceedings of the National Congress on Dyslexia sponsored by the American Committee on Optics and Visual Physiology and the Public Health Service, Neurological and Sensory Disease Service Program. The problem of dyslexia has acquired great importance in our society because of the need for educated people to carry out its complex functions, the anxiety parents have concerning the consequences of educational failure in their children, and the social and political pressures now exerted on our educational institutions. There is an intense desire on the part of educators and parents to have acceptable ways of treating reading disorders or at least a clear concept of the nature of these disorders and their effect on the educational process. There are 14 collaborators all experts in their fields. Dyslexia is explored in depth and is exceedingly complex.

Dyslexia is defined and classified. The problem of cortical localization and

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