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ERIC Number: ED003838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 13
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EXPERIMENTAL USE OF THE "IMPRESS METHOD OF READING HABILITATION."
GARDNER, CHARLES
THE PROBLEM OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE READING LEVEL OF A CHILD WHO HAS A SEVERE READING PROBLEM CAN BE RAISED BY USING AN INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEM CALLED "READING HABILITATION." THIS IS A SYSTEM OF UNISON READING IN WHICH THE STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR READ ALOUD SIMULTANEOUSLY AT A RAPID RATE. THE METHOD IS AIMED AT (1) BRINGING ABOUT THE EXTINCTION OF "PHONETIC BOUNDNESS," AND (2) A FEEDBACK SYSTEM THAT INVOLVES HEARING, VISION, AND SPEAKING. FROM APPROXIMATELY 150 CANDIDATE STUDENTS IN SEMIRURAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, 20 STUDENTS WERE SELECTED FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND 20 FOR A CONTROL GROUP. THE STUDENTS WERE MATCHED FOR IQ, AGE, GRADE PLACEMENT, READING LEVEL, AND SEX. READING LEVELS WERE DETERMINED THROUGH SCORES ON FORM ONE OF THE GATES SILENT READING TEST. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP RECEIVED SPECIAL INSTRUCTION, 10 MINUTES A DAY FOR 30 DAYS, THROUGH THE "READING HABILITATION" SYSTEM. THE CONTROL GROUP RECEIVED THE SAME AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTION, BUT CONVENTIONAL READING TECHNIQUES WERE EMPLOYED. UPON RETEST WITH THE GATES INSTRUMENT, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN READING ABILITY OVER THE CONTROL GROUP. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Sacramento); Gates Basic Reading Tests