Date Approved

5-15-2000

Embargo Period

6-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Learning Disabilities

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kuder, S. Jay

Subject(s)

Brain Gym; Learning disabled children--Education; Reading (Primary); Third grade (Education)

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to research the effects of the Edu-K/Brain Gym program on the reading abilities of learning disabled students. Fourteen students who had been diagnosed as learning disabled and enrolled in a self-contained third grade classroom participated in this study. The experimental group received fourteen days of treatment twice a day for ten minutes. The control group received no treatment. Pre- and post-test measures on the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test were compared to determine the progress of the students.

The data shows that the experimental group made only slight gains in the area of Word Comprehension. Both groups regressed in the area of Passage Comprehension as well as on the Reading Comprehension cluster.

Overall, the results of this study indicate that the Edu-K/Brain Gym program had little effect on the reading abilities of third grade learning disabled students.

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