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Saletta, Meredith; Winberg, Jennifer – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2019
There is a dearth of appropriate reading material for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs). Often, a book's content is relevant to younger audiences, or its reading level is inaccessible. In this pilot study, we determined which factors facilitate reading accuracy and comprehension for this population. We wrote and tested…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
Pagan, Stephanie; Sénéchal, Monique – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
In this research, parents and children participated in a comprehensive book reading intervention designed to improve children's literacy. Over eight weeks during the summer, children in the intervention condition were encouraged to read one book weekly and parents were trained to foster reading comprehension. Forty-eight Grades 3 and 5 children…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Intervention, Literacy Education
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Champley, Jill; Scherz, Julie W.; Apel, Kenn; Burda, Angela N. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2008
The purpose of this preliminary study was to gather information related to reading abilities of typically aging older adults, the strategies that older adults use to improve reading comprehension, and the types and frequency of reading materials older adults use. Ninety-six adults, mostly college-educated volunteers between the ages of 65 and 79…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Older Adults, Reading Ability
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Johnson, Mark E.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Evaluates the reading abilities of 122 male and 59 female drug users as assessed through the reading subtest of the Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised and the short form of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test-Revised. Men and Blacks reported the highest level of education completed, but the tests revealed no differences across gender and ethnicity…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Educational Background, Instructional Materials, Literacy
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Deno, Stanley L. – 1981
Reading placements based on teacher judgment, standardized testing, and curriculum-based assessment were compared for 91 elementary students. Results indicated that although correlations among the three placement approaches were high, the congruency of scores from the three approaches was not, ranging from 48% to 69%. The most dramatic evidence of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)