Those who teach remedial reading in the schools have numerous titles, dissimilar training, and overlapping responsibilities. Children who have mild to severe reading problems may be instructed by reading specialists, Title I teachers, teachers of the learning disabled, and so forth. Similarly, the reading teachers' training may range from participation in an undergraduate or graduate reading program to never having taken a formal course in reading. Though there may be an inherent assumption that all these individuals are equally capable of teaching reading, there are marked differences in training that could make this assumption untrue.
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