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ERIC Number: EJ775045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Reading Instruction for Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in a Juvenile Correctional Facility
Allen-DeBoer, Robyn A.; Malmgren, Kimber W.; Glass, Mary-Elizabeth
Behavioral Disorders, v32 n1 p18-28 Nov 2006
This study examined the effects of a systematic, phonics-based reading intervention on the oral reading fluency and accuracy of adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) receiving educational services in a juvenile correctional facility. A multiple-baseline design across four participants was used to calculate the effect of daily, one-on-one, 30-minute reading instructional sessions provided over nine weeks. Oral reading fluency increased markedly and error rates decreased for each participant in the intervention phase. Participants also experienced improvements in reading as measured pre- and postintervention on a standardized reading assessment. Findings underscore the promise of systematic reading intervention for improving academic outcomes for adolescents with EBD confined to juvenile correctional facilities who are also struggling readers. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A