House of Representatives Committees
House Select Committee on Specific Learning Difficulties
Inquiry into learning difficulties in children and adults
On 14 October 1976, the Select Committee on Specific Learning Difficulties tabled its report entitled Learning difficulties in children and adults .
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 11 appendices.
Learning difficulties in children and adults
Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 5384KB)
Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations. Committee Membership, Foreword, Contents, List of Recommendations
Ch1: Defining the problem
Ch2: Occurence of learning difficulties
Ch3: Review of evidence as to adequacy of current measures
Ch4: Success of current measures
Ch5: Resources external to the school
Part B: Chapter 6 to Appendix 11 (end) (PDF 3817KB)
Ch6: Adult literacy problems
Conduct of the inquiry
Consulted bodies and/or witnesses and exhibits
Examples of categories
How to help prepare your child to learn and read
Summary of teacher education survey
Teacher education questionnaire
Teacher education survey - tables 1-4
International Reading Association
List of research projects funded by the ERDC since 1970
List of research projects funded by the ARGC for the period 1970-74
Reading treatment research centre
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