Reading disability: an information-processing analysis

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Science  01 Apr 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4285, pp. 77-79
DOI: 10.1126/science.841344


In a task designed to separate perceptual processes from memory, 12-year-old children with reading disabilities showed no perceptual deficits as compared to their peers. However, they exhibited major deficiencies in memory skills for both labelable and nonlabelable visual information. Reading-disabled children in this age group appear to suffer from a basic information-processing deficiency.