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Western Australian College of Advanced Education

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Western Australian Council for Special Education. (1984). The education of children with specific reading disabilities in Western Australia : report to the Minister for Education. Perth, Australia: Western Australian College of Advanced Education.


There are few developmental tasks in a child's life more important than learning to read. There are not many matters which concern parents and teachers more than whether or not a child makes satisfactory progress in learning to read. Parents and teachers are aware that young children soon realize whether or not they are progressing in much the same way as the rest of their peer group. As children move towards the end of primary school and enter secondary school, reading remains a fundamental skill on which so much other learning depends...

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