ERIC Number: EJ827130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effectiveness of a Color-Coded, Onset-Rime Decoding Intervention with First-Grade Students at Serious Risk for Reading Disabilities
Hines, Sara J.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v24 n1 p21-32 Feb 2009
This study was an investigation into the effectiveness of a color-coded, onset-rime-based decoding intervention with first-graders at serious risk for reading disabilities using a single-subject multiple probe design. Students increased their ability to decode instructional words on average 73% over baseline. For novel words from instructed rime patterns, scores increased by an average of 56%. Transfer at the vowel level to uninstructed rime patterns was limited, with scores improving by an average of 29%. Students maintained decoding gains at 1-week and 1-month maintenance. While acknowledging the difficulty in predicting reading disabilities based on first-grade performance, the effectiveness of the early intervention is a promising step in finding an instructional approach that is successful with the most at risk or disabled students who often do not respond to effective remedial programs.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Remedial Programs, Disabilities, Rhyme, Grade 1, Decoding (Reading)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1
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