ERIC Number: ED331032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Effects of Audiotaped Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training on the Reading Performance of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents.
Margolis, Howard; Pica, Louis, Jr.
A study examined the degree to which audiotaped progressive muscle relaxation training influenced the oral and silent reading performance of eight adolescents who were legally classified as emotionally disturbed. A single-case ABAB withdrawal design was used to examine the effects of relaxation training on oral reading. In addition, a quasi-experimental between-subjects pretest-posttest design was used to contrast the effects of relaxation training and group counseling on the Total Reading Score of the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT). Withdrawal design findings indicated that relaxation training positively influenced oral reading performance. Between-subjects comparisons showed that the relaxation group did significantly better on the MAT posttest than the counseling group. (One table of data and two figures are included and 27 references are attached.) (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training; Relaxation