November 1965

Reading Disorders.

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Edited by Richard M. Flower, Helen F. Gofman, and Lucie I. Lawson. Price, $2.95. Pp 156, with 18 illustrations. F. A. Davis Co., 1914 Cherry St, Philadelphia, Pa 19103, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(5):477-478. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730050091016

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This symposium was organized by the staff of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center for the purpose of giving their staff the opportunity of sharing their observations on children with reading disorders with specialists in the education fields. The contributors come from the fields of pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychology, psychiatry, and education. The medical staff at the center seemed to feel an increasing pressure do something about children with reading disorders, which, according to Bost, "outranks other major disorders of childhood." This symposium, like other symposia on dyslexia, defines the problem primarily as an etiological one. Because the focus is on etiology, many of the contributors, whether in medicine or in education, tend to repeat each other. With the possible exception of the report of Dr. Campion who feels that "there is no exact relationship between" eye "disorders and reading difficulties," the presentation of

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