Severe Reading Disability and the Initial Teaching Alphabet

Lane, Alaine
October 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1974, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p479
Academic Journal
This is a report of a pilot study to determine whether the i.t.a. can serve as a remediation tool that would significantly improve the reading achievement level of sixth grade children with a severe reading disability. Using the Gray Oral Reading Test in a public, elementary school, 11 boys and 3 girls were identified as reading at or below the second grade reading level. A prescribed training program with the I t. a. was followed for 100 school days. The Gray test was again administered and reading levels were found to be significantly improved. The implications of these results are summarized.


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