Probably one of the most difficult of mental tasks undertaken by human beings is one that must be begun by the child at five to "even years of age. If the tools with which he works at this task, namely, learning to read, are not up to par, his reading will be carried on in a defective manner or may not even be achieved at all. Bad habits of attacking this task may also handicap the child in learning to read. Inability to read with some degree of efficiency is the cause of failure in school and conflicts in both home and school. The child who has pronounced disabilities in silent reading is usually discouraged and often on the defensive and frequently develops antagonistic and antisocial attitude and behavior. Defective readers can be found throughout our educational system from the first grade up through college.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1939 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Hansen, Bena K.
"Analysis of Difficulties in Reading and Learning to Read,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 311-317.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol46/iss1/101