An investigation of using iPod fluency apps and repeated reading with self-recording for CLDE students
Deanna J. McCarty, Northern Arizona University, United States
Northern Arizona University . Awarded
School districts are struggling with how to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CLDE) students. Research has correlated improvement in core language learning—writing, reading decoding, reading comprehension, and listening—with the use of iPods. This dissertation therefore examines the ability of current, portable technology to help meet the needs of CLDE students. This multi-baseline, single-subject design study examines how reading skills of CLDE students can be directly impacted by a simple-step reading intervention program that focuses on using hand-held technology (the iPod Touch), repeated readings, and self-recording.
Five students who are LEP and identified as learning disabled in reading fluency were introduced to biweekly interventions using the iPod, repeated readings, and self-reflection. Statewide DIBELS monitoring was used to measure oral reading fluency growth and Galileo testing was used to measure reading comprehension. The results were positive, indicating an effective method for enhancing the reading skills of CLDE students in the resource setting in a manner that can be generalized to the general education classroom.
McCarty, D.J. An investigation of using iPod fluency apps and repeated reading with self-recording for CLDE students. Ph.D. thesis, Northern Arizona University.
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