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The Effects of Two Repeated Reading Interventions on the Reading Fluency and Accuracy of Students with Learning Disabilities
37th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (2011)
  • Xiaoqing Yang, Kennesaw State University
  • Changnam Lee, Kennesaw State University
Abstract
We investigated the effects of two types of intervention combined with repeated reading on reading fluency and accuracy of six fourth-grade students with learning disabilities: (a) repeated reading with corrective feedback (RRCF) and (b) repeated reading with word study (RRWS). Each RRCF session consisted of the teacher's corrective modeling contingent upon the student's error during the first passage reading and three additional practice readings with the same passage, followed by the fifth reading for data collection. The RRWA intervention was similar to RRCF except that the corrective modeling was replaced by explicit instruction with intensive scaffolding. Using a multiple-baseline design, data were collected on the fluency (i.e., the number of words read correctly per minute) and accuracy (i.e., percent of words read correctly in the total number of words read correctly and incorrectly), using unpracticed and practiced AIMSWeb passages. The results indicated that the two interventions were equally effective on practiced passages on both measures. However, no evidence was found to demonstrate their effectiveness on the unpracticed passages, suggesting that the effectiveness of both interventions was limited to practiced passages. Implications of the results will be discussed along with the results on the social validity survey.
Keywords
  • reading instruction,
  • special education,
  • learning disabilities,
  • middle grade
Publication Date
May, 2011
Citation Information
Xiaoqing Yang and Changnam Lee. "The Effects of Two Repeated Reading Interventions on the Reading Fluency and Accuracy of Students with Learning Disabilities" 37th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/changnam_lee/18/