Bulletin of the Orton Society

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 91–100 | Cite as

Diagnostic considerations in children with reading disability

  • Archie A. Silver
Part II The Specific Language Disabilities: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Various Syndromes


Nine out of ten children with reading disability are found to have a basic syndrome consisting of signs related to lack of clear-cut cerebral dominance. Two of these nine children have additional signs suggestive of structural brain damage. One out of ten children with reading disability does not have any of these findings. The methods of detecting these groups are described and therapeutic implications indicated.


Reading Disability Cerebral Dominance Perceptual Deficit Specific Reading Disability Body Image Distortion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Archie A. Silver
    • 1
  1. 1.Mental Hygiene Clinic, Bellevue HospitalNew York

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