ERIC Number: ED209638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Modified Neurological Impress Method on Developing Decoding Skills.
Mikkelsen, Vincent P.
A study evaluated the effects that a modified neurological impress method (a process whereby a student and a teacher read simultaneously) had on developing a student's decoding skills. Forty-two students in grades one through eight were randomly assigned to one of four groups: (1) a control group; (2) a group in which students read simultaneously with a tape recorder for 15 minutes a day, four days a week for three weeks using teacher assigned materials at the student's frustration reading level; (3) a group in which students read simultaneously with the tape recorder for the same amount of time, but using materials at each pupil's independent reading level; and (4) a group in which students read materials with a teacher in a traditional neurological impress method setting. Each student was pretested and posttested with an oral reading measure. The results indicated that tape recorded sessions using teacher assigned materials written for the pupil's frustration level produced significant growth in decoding skills. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Neurological Impress Method; Read Along
Note: Paper presented at the 1981-1982 East Carolina University Library Science Lecture Series (Greenville, NC, November 13, 1981).