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Welsch, Richard G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This study assessed the efficacy of experimental analysis for determining a best intervention program for improving oral reading fluency for students with learning disabilities. Following a two-session baseline condition, four treatments to increase reading fluency (repeated reading, listening passage preview, repeated reading with easier…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Reading Instruction
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Cihak, David; King, Amber; Avalos, Annalise – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a supplemental peer-mediated reading program on reading achievement of first graders (N = 76) in a two-way bilingual immersion (TWBI) program. Nearly 80% of students were Hispanic; of these, 24 were identified as English language learners (ELLs). Classrooms were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Kamps, Debra; Abbott, Mary; Greenwood, Charles; Arreaga-Mayer, Carmen; Wills, Howard; Longstaff, Jennifer; Culpepper, Michelle; Walton, Cheryl – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This experimental/comparison study of secondary-level, small-group instruction included 318 first- and second-grade students (170 ELL and 148 English-only) from six elementary schools. All schools served high numbers of ELL students with varying school SES in urban and suburban communities. Experimental schools implemented a three-tier model of…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Experimental Schools, Intervention
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Biemiller, Andrew; Siegel, Linda S. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1997
This study compared the "Bridge" experimental reading program and whole language instruction with 106 economically disadvantaged first graders at risk for reading difficulties. The "Bridge" program uses icons or picture symbols to facilitate print word identification. The "Bridge" group performed significantly better…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Grade 1
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Traweek, Dean; Berninger, Virginia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1997
This study compared two beginning reading programs, Integrated Reading-Writing (IR-W) and DISTAR in comparable urban schools with students "at risk" for literacy problems. Although the two programs resulted in comparable gains in word recognition and overall reading achievement by the end of first grade, children in IR-W tended to…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Comparative Analysis, Early Intervention, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Weinstein, Gloria; Cooke, Nancy L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1992
A study involving four male beginning readers with learning disabilities compared the effects on gains in fluency of two types of mastery criteria. One required students to reread a passage until they demonstrated 3 successive improvements; the other required rereading until 90 correct words per minute were reached. Both were successful;…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Generalization, Intervention, Language Fluency