A Comparison of Sight Word and Phonics Contingencies in the Remediation of Oral Reading and Comprehension

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A comparison of contingent word and phonics drilling exercises on oral reading errors was made and the effects of a work skipping contingency on reading comprehension were examined. Five learning disabled elementary school children served as subjects. Reading comprehension increased from 30 to 50% over baseline, while subjects progressed an average of two years through a reading series. Subjects responded differentially to the two drills on oral reading errors, but the combined effects of the drills produced a 50% average reduction in errors. Pre- and post-tests of reading achievement showed increases in reading grade levels ranging from .8 to 1.5 ... continued below

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Huffine, John Harold August 1983.

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A comparison of contingent word and phonics drilling exercises on oral reading errors was made and the effects of a work skipping contingency on reading comprehension were examined. Five learning disabled elementary school children served as subjects. Reading comprehension increased from 30 to 50% over baseline, while subjects progressed an average of two years through a reading series. Subjects responded differentially to the two drills on oral reading errors, but the combined effects of the drills produced a 50% average reduction in errors. Pre- and post-tests of reading achievement showed increases in reading grade levels ranging from .8 to 1.5 years during the 10 week, 30 session study. Results supported the efficacy of a behavioral approach to reading remediation.

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Huffine, John Harold. A Comparison of Sight Word and Phonics Contingencies in the Remediation of Oral Reading and Comprehension, thesis, August 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504350/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .