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ERIC Number: EJ1143206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Measuring Success One (Sight) Syllable at a Time
Hayes, Christopher
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v18 p62-65 2017
Students with disabilities, like their economically disadvantaged counterparts, experience lower expectations and less demand for academic success from teachers. Students who experience both disabilities and social and economic disabilities may experience even less rigorous expectations from their teachers who experience only one condition or the other. Determined that this would not happen in his classroom, the author describes his experiences using the Edmark Reading Program (ERP), a program that develops sight reading skills for struggling readers. The author found this program particularly effective with children experiencing hearing loss. The visual supports that are available with the program help alleviate the challenges that children with hearing loss experience when learning to make sense of text. Instead of emphasizing phonics, the program focuses on recognizing words by sight.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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