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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Felton A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T18:19:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-24T18:19:51Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77850
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_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Techs Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1988.T467en_US
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshReadingen_US
dc.subject.lcshReaders (Adult)en_US
dc.titleThe efficacy of assisted reading as a strategy for facilitating the reading success of adult disabled readersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19700242en_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US


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