Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 2(6), pp. 205 - 211
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020604
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Identification and Assessment of Children with Dyslexia in Allahabad City


Shadab Siddqui 1,*, Nishi Tripathi 2
1 Ethelind School of Home Science Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences
2 Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute Allahabad-211007 Uttar Pradesh India

ABSTRACT

The survey method was adopted for the present study. The investigation was conducted in different schools of Allahabad district including five English medium schools and five Hindi medium schools with respect to the identification and assessment of children with reading related problems (dyslexia). The sample comprised of the teachers teaching English language to identify the children having reading related problems (dyslexia) from 2nd to 8th standards in English and Hindi medium schools. The following tools used for data analysis were general information Problem checklist- teacher report from A and B (Tripathi and Kar, 2008). Specific information NIMHANS index of learning disability (Kapur et al. 1991) Dyslexia was found higher in children of Hindi medium schools from 2nd to 8th standards, as compared to English medium schools from 2nd to 8th standards, as perceived by the teachers. NIMHANS index of specific learning disability test in words and comprehension reading were found in decreasing order in 2nd to 8th standard in English medium schools and 3rd to 7th standard in Hindi medium schools.. Total number of 59 Children in English Medium Schools and 42 Children in Hindi Medium Schools in words reading and comprehension reading in (NIMHANS) index of specific learning disability test were found having. reading related problems (dyslexia).

KEYWORDS
Dyslexia, NIMHANS, Sample Stratification

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[1] Shadab Siddqui , Nishi Tripathi , "Identification and Assessment of Children with Dyslexia in Allahabad City," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 205 - 211, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020604.

(b). APA Format:
Shadab Siddqui , Nishi Tripathi (2014). Identification and Assessment of Children with Dyslexia in Allahabad City. Universal Journal of Psychology, 2(6), 205 - 211. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2014.020604.