Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

William Hertzog Thompson

Second Advisor

A.L. Stephens

Third Advisor

L.N. Garlough


In clinics and hospitals, in schools and other places where children are observed and rested, it has been a matter of observation for a long time that many young children see printed symbols in reverse.

Some clinicians have felt that this visual reversal tendency might be a definite deterrent in terms of reading difficulty.

Since records were available, it was decided that a statistical study could be undertaken in order to test this hypothesis.


A Thesis presented The Faculty of the Department of Psychology of the Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts.

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