ERIC Number: ED220815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Neurological Impress and Reading: How and Why?
Henk, William A.
Noting that the Neurological Impress Method (NIM) of reading instruction has been shown to be an effective intervention strategy for use with remedial readers, this paper examines the theoretical and empirical validity of NIM techniques. The discussion focuses on (1) a procedural description of the technique, which involves having student and teacher read aloud simultaneously and at a rapid rate; (2) its historical roots; (3) the relationship of NIM to constructs of observational learning and modelling; (4) its affective dimensions; and (5) its relationship to contemporary perceptual, psycholinguistic, information processing, and integrated models of reading. The paper suggests that the NIM is highly consistent with a number of generally accepted principles of verbal learning and as such is a justifiable instructional intervention for a substantial proportion of children who are experiencing reading disabilities. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direct Instruction; Neurological Impress Method
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Three Rivers Reading Conference (13th, Pittsburgh, PA, October 1981).