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June 1973

Dyslexia: Problems of Reading Disabilities.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):524-525. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040526020

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An ophthalmologist and an educator have collaborated in a much-needed effort to provide an understanding of both the educational and medical aspects of reading and to show how they are interrelated in reading disabilities. The authors' orientation to actual life situations is best shown by their use of a case history of dyslexia to introduce the text. The book is intended for parents, educators, psychologists, and physicians, but should enjoy an even wider readership.

Early predictive studies may select children at an age when remedial efforts have a high percentage of success. Kindergarten tests, which are described in some detail, are best administered individually. Teachers' evaluation of a given child must be correlated with testing.

Psychological evaluation is an important part of the effort to rehabilitate a child. Correlation of the child's performance with his intelligence quotient is the essential index of normal developmental reading. Discrepancy between expectation and performance

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