ERIC Number: ED197303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Children with Reading Disorders: I. Efficacy of Reading Remediation.
Gittelman, Rachel; Feingold, Ingrid
The effect of reading remediation that emphasized phonetic decoding was investigated in 61 children with pure reading disorders, controlling for the influence of nonspecific treatment effects. The children were randomly assigned to receive instruction in reading or in other subjects for four months; and they were reevaluated immediately after, two months after, and eight months after the cessation of the intervention. At the end of treatment, the children who had received reading remediation obtained significantly higher scores on all reading tests than did the control subjects. Some of the treatment advantages were maintained beyond the treatment period. The results clearly supported the efficacy of reading remediation that emphasized phonetic skills. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Orton Society, Inc. (31st, Boston, MA, November 11-15, 1980). For related document see CS 005 838.