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Parent conferences are vital and can play a decisive role in the success of the remedial reading program. As the reading therapist confers with parents he has the opportunity to explain the nature of the corrective program and also the particular remediation being provided for their child. This encourages the parents to an understanding of both the program and the child's reading problem. The therapist also gains a better concept of the whole child, the emotional atmosphere of the family, and the total home environment as it relates to the child's reading problem. Ultimately and of greatest importance are the advantages to the child which evolve from the conference between the reading specialist and his parents.

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