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Cronin, Kathleen A. – Exceptionality, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among oral language, decoding, and reading comprehension for children with autism. Participants included 13 English-speaking children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism (IQ > 70) who were included in a typical classroom, and who had parents who spoke English. Parts of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Oral Language, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will; Denis, Daniel – Exceptionality, 2012
We investigated various structural models of phonological processing and the relationship of phonological processing abilities to basic reading. Data were collected on 116 kindergarten and first grade students. The specific ability model, which included phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid automatized naming as separate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Menard, Jessica; Wilson, Alexander M. – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study investigated whether students with reading disabilities (RD) showed greater regression in reading skills than did non-RD students over the summer vacation. The RD group consisted of 30 students in grades 4 to 6 from a private school for students with learning disabilities and a comparison group of 30 average readers in grades 4 to 6…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gains
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Savage, Robert; Wolforth, Joan – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2007
According to Gough and Tunmer (1986), in a "Simple View of Reading" (SVR), Reading comprehension (RC) = Decoding (D) x Linguistic Comprehension (C). To further evaluate this model, this paper describes an exploratory study of the performance of 60 university students, the majority of whom received academic accommodations at university to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade Point Average, Decoding (Reading), Linguistic Competence
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Parrila, Rauno; Georgiou, George; Corkett, Julie – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2007
This study examined the status of current reading, spelling, and phonological processing skills of 28 university students who reported a history of reading acquisition problems. The results indicated that 21 of these participants were currently able to comprehend text at a level expected for university students, although only 8 at a rate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, College Students, Spelling, Reading Comprehension