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The Influence of Prior Reading Instruction and IEP Goals on the Reading Skills of Children with Down Syndrome

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dc.contributor.advisor Wehby, Joseph H.
dc.contributor.author Germansky, Sara E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T21:03:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T21:03:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5094
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between IEP goals and prior reading instruction for children with Down Syndrome, and whether both of those variables had an impact on the children’s reading abilities and potential to learn. 24 children with Down Syndrome between the ages of 7 and 16 participated in a study conducted by Lemons and Fuchs (2010). The raw data was extracted to create kappa coefficients showing the agreement between IEP goals and prior reading instruction. Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficients were also created to determine the relations between IEP goals, reading instruction, reading abilities and gain scores on posttest scores. The results showed no significant agreement between IEP goals and reading instruction. There were also significant relations between reading instruction and pre-test scores but not gain scores. There was no relationship between IEP goals and either set of scores. Implications for practice and research are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Developmental psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Individualized education programs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Down syndrome en_US
dc.title The Influence of Prior Reading Instruction and IEP Goals on the Reading Skills of Children with Down Syndrome en_US
dc.title.alternative Reading skills of children with DS en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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