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ERIC Number: EJ776679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Improvements in Interval Time Tracking and Effects on Reading Achievement
Taub, Gordon E.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Keith, Timothy Z.
Psychology in the Schools, v44 n8 p849-863 Oct 2007
This study examined the effect of improvements in timing/rhythmicity on students' reading achievement. 86 participants completed pre- and post-test measures of reading achievement (i.e., Woodcock-Johnson III, Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Test of Word Reading Efficiency, and Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency). Students in the experimental group completed a 4-week intervention designed to improve their timing/rhythmicity by reducing the latency in their response to a synchronized metronome beat, referred to as a synchronized metronome tapping (SMT) intervention. The results from this "non-academic" intervention indicate the experimental group's post-test scores on select measures of reading were significantly higher than the non-treatment control group's scores at the end of 4 weeks. This paper provides a brief overview of domain-general cognitive abilities believed effected by SMT interventions and provides a preliminary hypothesis to explain how this "non-academic" intervention can demonstrate a statistically significant effect on students' reading achievement scores. (Contains 2 footnotes, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement