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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Felton A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T18:19:51Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-24T18:19:51Zen
dc.date.issued1988en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77850en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a whole language reading strategy using two different types of texts, regular text and language experience text in teaching adults to read. The participants were four prison inmates between the ages of twenty-six and twenty-eight. Data were collected during an eight-week period, which included thirty-two private sessions with each participant. These private sessions were composed of lessons using whole-language texts in which participants read aloud both regular (published) and language-experience texts in a single-subject Alternating Treatments Design. The dependent measures were sight words learned, miscues, and achievement in word recognition and comprehension. The results indicated that, under the treatments, each participant achieved modest gains in general word recognition and comprehension. Sight word acquisition occurred under the treatment conditions, and miscue patterns were influenced by the type of materials used. Additionally, each participant reflected a growth in a positive attitude towards reading.en
dc.format.extentxiii, 175 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 19700242en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1988.T467en
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilitiesen
dc.subject.lcshReadingen
dc.subject.lcshReaders (Adult)en
dc.titleThe efficacy of assisted reading as a strategy for facilitating the reading success of adult disabled readersen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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