ERIC Number: EJ1163335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Age and Sublexical Automaticity on Reading Outcomes for Students with Reading Disabilities
Metsala, Jamie L.; David, Margaret D.
Journal of Research in Reading, v40 suppl pS209-S227 Dec 2017
For students with reading disabilities, reading fluency has proven difficult to remediate. The current study examined age-related effects on measures of word and text-reading outcomes, within the context of a phonologically based remedial reading program. The contribution of speeded-reading of sublexical sound-spelling patterns to fluency outcomes was also examined. The youngest group of participants showed better outcomes on measures of word and pseudoword reading. All age groups made significant and meaningful improvements on measures of reading fluency and reading comprehension. Participants' mastery of speeded, sublexical sound-spelling reading contributed variance to fluency outcomes beyond pre-intervention fluency scores. Practice with sublexical spelling patterns may be one important component of programs directed at remediating accuracy and fluency deficits for students with reading disabilities.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Remedial Reading, Phonology, Age Differences, Reading Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Scores, Young Children, Oral Reading
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