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ERIC Number: EJ793281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Characteristic Reading Behaviors of Poor Readers Who Have Learning Disabilities
Bryant, Diane P.; Bryant, Brian R.; Hammill, Donald D.; McCray Sorrells, Audrey; Kethley, Caroline I.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v29 n4 p39-46 2004
Most students who receive special education services have significant difficulties with reading. Because teachers are considered the major source of referral for special education services, they must know the characteristic reading behaviors that distinguish students with reading disabilities. The purpose of this study was to validate literature-based reading behaviors by professionals who work with students with reading disabilities (RD) and to identify those behaviors that predict reading disabilities. Utilizing a rating scale developed from the neuropsychological and learning disability literature, 391 professionals were asked to identify reading behaviors in their poor readers identified as having learning disabilities (LD). Findings from t-test analyses revealed statistically significant differences between students with LD who had reading disabilities and students with LD without reading disabilities, affirming the literature-based group of behaviors that constitute reading disability. Additionally, reading rate was found to be most predictive of reading disability in the LD group with reading disabilities. Implications include characteristic reading behaviors that can be used with other reading measures during screening and diagnosis and that can be considered when planning remedial intervention programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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