Research Problems 390b
Statement of the Problem:
The problem is to survey the available recent research and discussion to determine the effects of lateral dominance on how well our children read. This is a problem of conflicting concepts, a controversial issue which both sides have presented for over twenty-five years, the possible relationship between cerebral dominance and laterality of function.
Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of this study is for the writer to attempt to review all material, pertinent to the importance of laterality in improving children's reading ability, to be found in current literature, preferably of the last five years. Interest in this problem has been shared by many teachers in the past and is currently shown by those who seek a possible answer to some of their reading problems in the intermediate as well as in the primary grades. Therefore, it is the writer's intent to satisfy a desire to find to what extent, if any, lateral dominance does affect reading ability.
Bloomberg, Bernice J., "An Attempt to Determine the Effects of Lateral Dominance on Reading Ability" (1956). Problems. 24.