ERIC Number: ED112621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
A Behavioral Experimental Analysis of Dyslexia.
Collette-Harris, Martha; Minke, Karl A.
Two groups of six children (aged 9 and 10 years) were given either traditional remedial reading treatment or behavioral therapy consisting of the Staats motivated Action Reading Technique. The method involved positive reinforcement for correct responses during three phases of instruction: individual word phase, oral reading phase, and silent reading and comprehension phase. Both dyslexic and non-dyslexic Ss receiving the behavioral intervention significantly improved in reading achievement to approximately the same degree, and the dyslexic Ss improved in several perceptual and attentional measures as well. Results supported the theory that dyslexia can be viewed as a function of deficient learning history. (Author/DB)
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