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ERIC Number: EJ1094120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Using Multisensory Phonics to Foster Reading Skills of Adolescent Delinquents
Warnick, Kristan; Caldarella, Paul
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v32 n4 p317-335 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of a multisensory phonics-based reading remediation program for adolescent delinquents classified as poor readers living at a residential treatment center. We used a pretest--posttest control group design with random assignment. The treatment group participated in a 30-hr multisensory phonics reading intervention over a period of 8 weeks; the control group received standard reading instruction. Both groups completed pretest and posttest norm-referenced reading measures to assess changes in reading skills. The treatment group showed significantly greater improvement than the control group, with large effect sizes. Participants with higher preintervention reading scores and those with a higher verbal IQ responded more favorably to the reading intervention. We address the implications and limitations of this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Individual Achievement Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
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What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards