Author(s)

Susanne Jones

Date Approved

7-13-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Learning Disabilities

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kuder, S Jay

Subject(s)

Reading

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to compare the impact of a reading intervention program, Read 180/System 44, on students in a Behavior Disabilities class, with students in a Learning and/or Language disabilities class and an "at risk" group of students from the general education population. The researcher collected pre and post data in September and February. The classroom teachers implemented the Read 180/System 44 program for approximately five months. The "at risk" general education program displayed the most significant growth. The students in the Behavior Disabilities class as well as those in the Learning and/or Language group also responded positively to the reading intervention program. The current results, as well as previous research suggest that the 180/System44 program may be effective for struggling readers.

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