Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Behavior disorders in adolescence; Behavior modification; Reading comprehension; Fluency (Language learning); Vocabulary--Study and teaching
This study investigated the effect an increase in reading fluency had on reading comprehension and on-task behavior in the general education classroom. The participant was an 18 year-old with a cognitive disability and emotional behavioral disorder. The intervention included repeated reading, vocabulary, partner reading, comprehension questions, and weekly classroom observations. Data collected throughout the course of the intervention were pre- and post-tests, parent and teacher questionnaires, and measurements of reading fluency, comprehension, and on-task behavior in the classroom. Results showed small gains in reading fluency and on-task behavior in the classroom, but no change in reading comprehension. Some limitations that may have affected progress include: the limited number and length of intervention sessions, amount of time devoted to classroom observations, and participant's attendance. Further research is needed on effective literacy interventions to determine a relationship between reading fluency, comprehension, and on-task behavior in the classroom for students with disabilities.
Strobl, Betsy A., "Case study of a student with an emotional behavioral disorder: an increase in reading fluency and its effect on reading comprehension and behavior in the general education classroom." (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 450.
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