Why Johnny (or Joanne) Can’t Parse In the book, Why Johnny Can’t Read (1955), Rudolph Flesch argued that children must know phonics to learn to read. If phonics is not taught in school, the only way for a child to learn is to get it from somewhere else. If he is a gifted child, ... Viewpoint
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Why Johnny (or Joanne) Can’t Parse
 
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  • Steven H. Long
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Contact author: Steven H. Long, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 11206 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
    Contact author: Steven H. Long, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 11206 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106×
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Viewpoint   |   May 01, 1996
Why Johnny (or Joanne) Can’t Parse
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1996, Vol. 5, 35-42. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0502.35
History: Received January 23, 1995 , Accepted January 2, 1996
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1996, Vol. 5, 35-42. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0502.35
History: Received January 23, 1995; Accepted January 2, 1996
Acknowledgments
My thanks to Marc Fey and Lesley Olswang for their comments on earlier drafts of this paper and to Lawrence Leonard, Cheryl Scott, and Nickola Nelson for their editorial suggestions.
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