Brief experimental analysis of Spanish reading fluency: An exploratory evaluation

Brad A. Dufrene, William J. Warzak

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Abstract

Brief experimental analyses of reading fluency are useful for identifying effective interventions for improving reading fluency. The current study extends previous research by conducting an exploratory evaluation of brief experimental analyses of reading fluency for Spanish reading. A 10-year old Hispanic male presented with reading fluency deficits for English and Spanish reading. Brief experimental analyses of English and Spanish reading identified distinct interventions for each which increased oral reading fluency. Intervention procedures evaluated during brief experimental analyses included listening passage preview, repeated readings, and reward. Replication of analyses was conducted to examine changes in instructional need over time. For English reading, the intervention identified during the initial analysis (i.e., listening passage preview with repeated readings) was identified as the most effective when the analysis was replicated. For Spanish reading, listening passage preview was identified as the most effective intervention during the initial analysis, while repeated readings was identified as most effective when the analysis was replicated. Results are discussed in terms of future research given the exploratory nature of the current study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Behavioral Education
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Brief experimental analysis
  • Curriculum based measurement
  • Reading assessment
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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