Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Linda Gordy, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading comprehension; Reading comprehension--Aids and devices; Learning disabled children; Learning disabled children--Education


This study focuses on increasing a student's reading comprehension by using researched before, during and after comprehension strategies. The study was designed for a 4th grade student attending a private, urban, Midwestern school who was identified as having a learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. A pretest was administered using the Woodcock Johnson III Test of Achievement (Woodcock, McGrew, & Mather, 2001). The data was collected daily through ReadingA-Z compression quizzes. The intervention took place over three weeks and included two classroom observations and nine sixty minute one-on-one sessions. The student demonstrated improvement in reading comprehension through using the five strategies, as was seen in the post-test data. The post-test data consisted of ReadingA-Z comprehension quizzes where the student was assessed while using the reading strategy.


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