Date of Award

Spring 5-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Brad A. Dufrene

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Edward Mann

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. D. Joe Olmi

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 4

Dr. Daniel H. Tingstrom

Committee Member 4 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 5

Dr. Heather E. Sterling-Turner

Committee Member 5 Department

Psychology

Abstract

Repeated Reading is a common reading intervention that has been used to help students read fluently since 1979. There are many variations of Repeated Reading that have been investigated and found to be effective. However, there is a relative research deficit on the effectiveness of software programs for administering Repeated Reading. This exploratory research project examined the effectiveness of Repeated Reading with an electronic recording system. The performance of the electronic Repeated Reading group was compared to the performance of participants who received traditionally administered Early Intervention Program services. The results suggest that electronically scored Repeated Reading is as effective as traditionally administered Early Intervention Program services.

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