ERIC Number: ED109661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Taped Echoic Response Method with Segmented Print for Poor Readers in Secondary School.
Simon, Louis; And Others
This document describes a pilot study of a corrective reading procedure using audio-taped echoic responses and reading material; polysyllabic words were spatially segmented to provide positional and marker grapheme clues to variant spelling-to-sound correspondences. Three groups of tenth graders four or more years below grade level in oral reading and comprehension were compared for gains according to the Gilmore Oral Reading Test and the Metropolitan Reading Test. Subjects receiving a combination of taped echoic responses and segmented print made a mean gain of 8.7 months in oral reading; those receiving only the taped echoic treatment gained 6 months; and a control group in a remedial program using neither treatment gained 1.6 months in a semester. Differences among group gains were significant, although mean gain differences for reading comprehension were not significant. From the data it was concluded that a remedial reading program combining a taped echoic response method using segmented print material can be effective in improving oral reading. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Unpublished study prepared at the City College of New York and Theodore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, N.Y.