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Katrina de Hirsch, Expert In Learning Disabilities, Dies

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Katrina de Hirsch, a pioneer in the field of childhood language and learning disabilities, died Jan. 30 at her home in New York City. She was 93.

Ms. de Hirsch was among the first to research and write about speech and learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and stuttering. Ms. de Hirsch cowrote two books, Predicting Reading Failure, in 1966, and Preventing Reading Failure, in 1972.

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