ERIC Number: ED053888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. The Topeka Reading Clinic, Centers, and Services, Topeka, Kansas.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The Topeka Reading Clinic, Centers, and Services provides help for disabled readers in the Topeka, Kansas, elementary and junior high schools. The professional staff of the clinic diagnoses reading disabilities and designs remedial programs. The remedial reading teachers affiliated with the clinic offer reading classes in the schools for grade 4 through 9. The clinic gives inservice training to reading teachers in the schools in such skills as diagnosis, teaching techniques, choosing materials, and writing learning sequences. The clinic staff confers with classroom teachers on teaching disabled readers. Finally, the clinic has a large up-to-date library of materials for teaching reading. The 1968-69 evaluation of 715 students involved in the reading classes showed an average gain in reading level of 2.78 months per month in the program, as measured by the Standard Reading Inventory. In 1969-70, 845 students showed an average gain of 1.9 months per month in the program for grades 4, 5, and 6 and 2.3 months per month in the program for grades 7, 8, and 9, as measured by the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test. (AL)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Program Descriptions, Reading Achievement, Reading Centers, Reading Consultants, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.