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ERIC Number: EJ877482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Reading Interventions for Students with Challenging Behavior: A Focus on Fluency
Oakes, Wendy Peia; Mathur, Sarup R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne
Behavioral Disorders, v35 n2 p120-139 Feb 2010
Students with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders typically demonstrate low rates of responsiveness to reading interventions. This study examined the effect of implementing a multi-dimensional secondary intervention package on students' oral reading fluency (ORF). Fluency building was added to accuracy instruction and behavioral support for 4 second-grade students with reading difficulties and behavioral challenges, and 5 students with reading difficulties only. Results indicated that all students benefited; however, 2 students with behavioral challenges responded at greater rates and 2 responded with similar rates of growth compared to students with reading risk alone. Students' level of attention may have contributed to student responsiveness as students with higher levels of in attention were less responsive to the intervention. Limitations, direction for future research, and educational implementation are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Social Skills Rating System; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children