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TEACHING OF READING: THEORY AND APPLICATION Reading Comprehension Disabilities: Knowledge Structures and Non-Accommodating Text Processing Strategies Walter H. MacGinitie Katherine Maria University of Victoria Teachers College, Columbia University Victoria B.C. Canada New York, New York College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, New York Introduction One of the fascinations of learning disabilities as a field of study is that the child whose learning disability appears so handicapping in particular endeavors may seem so competent in all else. Indeed, so dramatic is this contrast that many incline to limit the term "learning disabled" to children of average or above-average intelligence, al- though they advance no argument for exempting lesser minds from the same defects, whatever they may be. Thus, many of the learning disabled children who have received careful study are children who appear bright and able in daily life and who achieve good scores on tests of intelligence, but who find inordinate difficulty in specific tasks that are all-important in school. And school, and the society it serves, is often not charitable in its assessment of the child who chances to have the wrong sort of deficiency. So, oft it chances in particular men .... Carrying, I say, the stamp
Annals of Dyslexia – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 1982
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