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ERIC Number: ED070034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Reading Program for Severely Retarded Readers, Spring 1971.
Faunce, R. W.
The major goal of the reading program was to take children who were severely disabled readers and bring them to the third grade level over the course of eight weeks of intensive instruction. There were three basic components of the program: (1) Talking Typewriters (each child spent about twenty minutes each day on the Talking Typewriter); (2) tutoring by teacher aides; and (3) homework, which involved use of the Talking Page and the Voice Mirror. Seventeen fourth grade students, nine fifth grade students, and two sixth grade students were selected for the program. The students were pretested with the Stanford Achievement Test. Those who scored below 2.0 on the Stanford were recommended for informal testing. The same two tests were given as posttests either upon the completion of the program or at the end of the period of time when the children were no longer able to participate because of summer vacation. The statistical results indicated that the program did not bring each participating child up to the third grade level. Twenty-five children did not make substantial progress on either the formal or the informal tests. It was recommended that further tests of the reading program be conducted outside the Minneapolis public schools. (Author/WR)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.