ERIC Number: EJ784975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Brief Experimental Analysis of Spanish Reading Fluency: An Exploratory Evaluation
Dufrene, Brad A.; Warzak, William J.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v16 n2 p143-154 Jun 2007
Brief experimental analyses of reading fluency are useful for identifying effective interventions for improving reading fluency. The current study extends previous research by conducting an exploratory evaluation of brief experimental analyses of reading fluency for Spanish reading. A 10-year old Hispanic male presented with reading fluency deficits for English and Spanish reading. Brief experimental analyses of English and Spanish reading identified distinct interventions for each which increased oral reading fluency. Intervention procedures evaluated during brief experimental analyses included listening passage preview, repeated readings, and reward. Replication of analyses was conducted to examine changes in instructional need over time. For English reading, the intervention identified during the initial analysis (i.e., listening passage preview with repeated readings) was identified as the most effective when the analysis was replicated. For Spanish reading, listening passage preview was identified as the most effective intervention during the initial analysis, while repeated readings was identified as most effective when the analysis was replicated. Results are discussed in terms of future research given the exploratory nature of the current study.
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic American Students, English (Second Language), Oral Reading, Males, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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