ERIC Number: ED072174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-14
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Parent Participation Reading Clinic--A Research-Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Wise, James H.
The general purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of developing a Parent Participation Reading Clinic home-based instructional model for assisting in the teaching of reading to economically disadvantaged elementary school children. Working within a community-based child health care agency in Washington, D.C., the Parent Participation Reading Clinic offered an innovative model for providing remedial educational assistance to low-income educationally handicapped children through involvement of the child's parents or older sibling as a "home-instructor" in the teaching process. Thirty-eight elementary school children (19 experimental and 19 match control) participated in the study over an eight month period. As a group, the experimental children who participated in the program showed significant gains over the matched control group on eight month re-evaluation on the California Test of Basic Skills, vocabulary and comprehension reading sub-tests. The results indicated no significant positive effects among experimental subjects for increasing IQ scores as measured on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. Significant results were found for the within group reassessment of the Wide Range Achievement Test (reading) and Dolch Word List Test. The general findings of this study are interpreted as supportive of further development of this alternative compensatory education model. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia