The emotional state of a poor reader may provide important insights into the causes of the child's reading problems. The teacher can attempt to find the source of the reading problems by observing the child's behavior and by determining the child's emotional stability. Once a diagnosis has been made, the teacher can begin a program of remediation with the goals of emotional stability and reading progress in mind.
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