Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Special Education

College

College of Education

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Research Paper

First Advisor

Lori Howard

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to determine if the effects of using reading racetrack paired with flashcards and the enhancement of Smartboard technology with three-second time delay will increase the accuracy of Dolch Sight Word reading. The first participant was a second grade male diagnosed with an intellectual disability. The second participant was a fourth grade female born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Data were taken on corrects and errors of selected sight words on a pre-test and posttest and during intervention. A generalization probe was conducted to see if they could read the 28 words without seeing them on the racetrack. In accordance with other studies, Reading Racetrack showed to be effective in increasing sight word recognition. Investigation into Smart Board enhancement with interventions needs more research.

Note(s)

CISP 615 Special Education Research.

Subject(s)

Reading comprehension - Aids and devices.