A Functional Analysis of Reading Disability: The Utilization of Intraword Redundancy by Good and Poor Readers

  • G. Scheerer-Neumann
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


Research on reading disability has expanded considerably in the past twenty-five years. Even though scientists from different fields are working at the problem, the questions asked are surprisingly similar. Neurologists, psychologists, and educational researchers are trying to discover the basic causes of failure to learn how to read. The hypotheses set forth depend, of course, on the scientific background of the researchers. Thus, inheritance (Critchley, 1970), minimal brain dysfunction (Wender, 1971), perceptual deficits (Malmquist, 1958) and inadequate teaching methods (Schlee, 1976), to name but a few, have all been offered as hypotheses of the basic origin of reading disability.


Word Recognition Reading Ability Poor Reader Reading Disability Good Reader 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Scheerer-Neumann
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  1. 1.Arbeitseinheit Kognitive PsychologieRuhr UniversitätBochumFederal Republic of Germany

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