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ERIC Number: ED406646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 6
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The Expanding Role of School Psychologists: Planning, Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Program To Prevent Early Reading Failure.
Boucugnani-Whitehead, Lynda; And Others
A study examined the effectiveness of the Preventing Early Reading Failure Project in the Griffin-Spalding County School System (Griffin, Georgia) during the 1994-95 school year. The approach was based on research on phonemic awareness and phonological recoding. The treatment group of 39 first-grade students received classroom reading instruction based upon the intervention approach along with small group supplemental training 4 times a week, 10 minutes each session, by trained high school honor students. The matched control group of 39 students received traditional first grade reading instruction. Results indicated that after 24 weeks of intervention, the treatment group made significantly more progress in word decoding skills at the time of posttest. These students were also able to correctly read significantly more sight words than the control group. Findings emphasize the changing role of the school psychologist to include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating effective intervention programs. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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