AbstractsSocial Work

Reading difficulties as a social work problem: a study of social and emotional factors in reading difficulties, and the role of the social worker in the treatment of reading difficulties

by J. A. Crane

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1573649
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile122685.pdf


Irrespective of the setting within which he works, the social worker is likely to encounter children who are not making progress in school because of difficulties with reading. Such children tend to become "problem children," and to find their way into Child Guidance Clinics and Juvenile Courts. Retardation in reading makes school work progressively more difficult for the child, since, as he advances in grades, his success in all subjects tends to depend more on reading ability. As he experiences failure in his school work, he is apt to lose interest in it and eventually leave school before he has reached a level of attainment consistent with his actual native capacities.