Originally published in 1981, this title is based on the author’s doctoral thesis and the research reported was carried out at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. By the 1980s it was generally recognised that there are a number of children of adequate general intelligence who nevertheless experience inordinate difficulties in learning to read. This book examines some of the possible reasons for those children’s reading difficulties, and at the same time explores the basis of a teaching technique which was reputed to help them to learn to read. Although the terminology is very much of the time, this book will still be of interest to those concerned with the reasons behind difficulties in children learning to read.
Acknowledgments. 1. The Nature and Causes of Reading Retardation 2. Multi-Sensory Teaching: Tracing as a Teaching Aid for Retarded Readers 3. The Effects of Tracing in Memory for Verbal and Visual Stimuli in Retarded and Normal Readers 4. The Mechanisms Underlying the Enhancement of Visual Recognition Following Tracing 5. The Effects of Tracing on Memory for Order 6. Experiment 14: The Effects of Tracing in Visual-Verbal Paired Associate Learning 7. Summary, Conclusions and Implications. References. Subject Index. Name Index.
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