A Diagnostic Procedure Based on Reading Component Model

  • R. Malatesha Joshi
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 16)


It is estimated that approximately 25 percent of the elementary age school children have some type of reading problem (Stedman & Kaestle, 1987). It is not surprising, therefore, that millions of dollars are spent on specialized programs such as Title I and other remedial reading programs to make children better readers. It is also recognized that early identification is essential if remediation is to be effective. If these children are not identified early for remedial purposes, a vicious cycle sets in resulting in the Matthew Effect in education (Stanovich, 1986; Walberg & Tsai, 1983).


Reading Comprehension Poor Reader Reading Disability Matthew Effect Decode Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Malatesha Joshi
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  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityStilwaterUSA

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