ERIC Number: ED178878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Using Facilitation and Interference Ratios to Identify the Underlying Processing Strategies of Poor Readers.
Hoffman, James V.; Condon, Mark W. F.
A study was conducted to determine if it was possible to identify and distinguish between poor readers who had a knowledge deficit and those who were somehow different (dialect speakers trying to read material in Standard English, for instance). A group of 20 fourth and fifth grade students were tested with normal prose, words in isolation, and phrased prose. It was hypothesized that deficit poor readers would show improvement between the word list mode and the normal prose mode while difference poor readers would show gains in the phrased prose mode. However, no differences were found among the subjects to support the hypothesis that there are distinct categories of reading disability that parallel the difference and deficit models. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg, FL, November 30-December 2, 1978)