ERIC Number: ED150543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of the Structure of Materials on the Development of Reading Skills in Disabled Readers.
Ratekin, Ned H.; Hatcher, Catherine W.
This study examined the reading progress under different teaching approaches of 89 children with diagnosed learning disabilities. The learning-disabled children were placed either in an experimental group that received reading instruction with materials that sequenced learning in increasingly complex levels (from letter-sound to word to context materials) or in a control group that received the type of instruction regularly provided learning-disabled children. After 16 months of instruction, the comparison of pretest and posttest reading scores showed that children in the experimental group demonstrated greater improvement in reading skills performance than children in the control group. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)