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ERIC Number: EJ1008205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Using Repeated Reading to Improve Reading Speed and Comprehension in Students with Visual Impairments
Savaiano, Mackenzie E.; Hatton, Deborah D.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v107 n2 p93-106 Mar-Apr 2013
Introduction: This study evaluated whether children with visual impairments who receive repeated reading instruction exhibit an increase in their oral reading rate and comprehension and a decrease in oral reading error rates. Methods: A single-subject, changing-criterion design replicated across three participants was used to demonstrate the association between a repeated reading intervention and the oral reading rate, comprehension, and error rate. Results: Visual analysis of the data indicates that there was a functional relation between repeated reading and oral reading rate for two participants, and a functional relation between repeated reading and comprehension for all participants. There was not a functional relation between repeated oral reading and error rate. Discussion: Based on the results of this study, repeated reading appears to be an effective practice for some students with visual impairments. Implications for practitioners: Teachers and parents can engage children in repeated reading activities in an effort to develop automaticity in reading and to improve oral reading rates. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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