Early Identification of Reading Difficulties and Planning its Management| P 58-63

Varghese Mareena Sebastian Geo
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore PSG College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore


The purpose of the study was to assess learning difficulty among school students
identified by teachers as scholastically backward to frame an individualized educational
plan (IEP) according to their needs. I have used LIT (Level of Intervention test developed
by Association For Learning Disabilities India 1989), Ravens CPM/SPM/MISIC, Attention
Test – NIMHANS Battery Index, Memory – NIMHANS tool to determine the level of
learning difficulty. IQ test, as well as Level of Intervention Test, was administered to the
sample. Those found to have an average and above average intelligence with a low
level of Intervention Test, the test of Attention and Memory was administered to students
to ensure their dyslexic attributes. A specific framework for IEP is formulated for the
students for future perspective to help them and attain the expected levels. The results
of the study indicate that the students’ experienced significant learning difficulty, and
the study has helped to arrive at the conclusion that early identification and effective
management is possible. The whole school can be sensitized and the scholastically
backward students with dyslexia can be at par with their peers in learning levels, which
is helpful in framing IEPs.
Keywords: Dyslexics, memory, individualized educational plan, scholastic backwardness

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