Date of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Brad Dufrene

Committee Chair Department


Committee Member 2

Daniel Tingstrom

Committee Member 2 Department


Committee Member 3

Joe Olmi

Committee Member 3 Department



This study examined 1) if the parents were able to conduct a brief experimental analysis (BEA) for identifying the most effective reading fluency intervention for their child; 2) if the brief experimental analysis was effective when conducted by trained parents. Three elementary students with reading difficulties and their parents participated. The parents were trained by the experimenter. After reach the mastery of the BEA procedure, the parents conducted it with their children. The reading interventions that were evaluated with each child were listening passage preview, repeated reading, listening passage preview plus repeated reading, listening passage preview plus repeated reading plus reward. The selected reading interventions through BEA were then implemented for a longer time. Results and directions for future research were discussed.

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