Patricia Flint, a special education doctoral candidate in the teacher education department, is seeking elementary-aged children who have a specific learning disability for a research study.
The study will examine:
- the effects of repeated reading plus systematic error correction on reading fluency
- the ability to read with speed, accuracy and proper expression
Children who are in grades three through five and have a specific learning disability are eligible for the study. This excludes students who have:
- the primary special education eligibility criteria of auditory impairment
- emotional disturbance
- intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder
- orthopedic, speech, visual and health impairments
Students who are receiving ESL service also are excluded from the study.
In this study, the researcher will provide passages to be read by the child. At the end of each session, the child will complete a fluency assessment, a one-minute timed reading of the passage, and a comprehension assessment where the child reads incomplete sentences and fills in the blanks with the appropriate word.
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