ERIC Number: ED335839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
A Community Volunteer Intervention Program To Increase Reading Skills and Abilities of Learning Disabled Resource Students.
Lanier, Cynthia C.
This paper describes a program in which community members (retired citizens, parents, and others) provided tutorial services over a 12-week period to five learning disabled primary grade students in a resource room program. Comparison of pretest and posttest results showed a greater than 20 percent increase in reading scores. Weekly spelling test scores also increased as did students' problem solving skills. Improved student attitudes toward reading were observed. Learning games and both teacher made and commercial materials were used in the weekly tutorial sessions. Appendices include the teacher observational checklists for evaluating student reading enjoyment and self assurance, handouts listing desirable teaching behaviors for volunteers and ethical behavior for volunteers, and a summary of typical characteristics of first, second, and third grade children. Two attachments demonstrate dissemination activities of this project. Includes a total of 17 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.