Morehead State University

Poster Title

A Chance to Read: A Solution to Reading Fluency Problems

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Morehead State University

Abstract

Every day, millions of children go to school just to sit in their chairs overwhelmed with a sense of confusion. These are the children who suffer from dyslexia. An official definition for this disorder has not yet been given because there is believed to be many different types of dyslexia. However, it has been shown that this disorder revolves around brain abnormalities. This research focuses of dyslexia and reading fluency. Schools participating in the study identified students whose reading fluency was below grade level. Identified students were examined to determine if the RAD Prism could provide positive intervention. The effect of RAD Prisms on reading fluency is the main focus of this project. A new assistive device, created in Kentucky, the RAD Prism has been used by over 1300 people, who claim significant improvement in reading fluency. The quantitative study was designed to determine if the RAD Prism is an effective assistive device for struggling readers. Students participating in the study were fitted and provided with a RAD Prism. Students were asked to wear them during reading instruction. After several months after receiving thread prism, pre and post study data will be evaluated to measure and document improvement in reading fluency that may occur during the study. The results will be analyzed and used to attract new participants and gain a deeper understanding of this facet of dyslexia and the possible relief of one of its damaging aspects.

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A Chance to Read: A Solution to Reading Fluency Problems

Every day, millions of children go to school just to sit in their chairs overwhelmed with a sense of confusion. These are the children who suffer from dyslexia. An official definition for this disorder has not yet been given because there is believed to be many different types of dyslexia. However, it has been shown that this disorder revolves around brain abnormalities. This research focuses of dyslexia and reading fluency. Schools participating in the study identified students whose reading fluency was below grade level. Identified students were examined to determine if the RAD Prism could provide positive intervention. The effect of RAD Prisms on reading fluency is the main focus of this project. A new assistive device, created in Kentucky, the RAD Prism has been used by over 1300 people, who claim significant improvement in reading fluency. The quantitative study was designed to determine if the RAD Prism is an effective assistive device for struggling readers. Students participating in the study were fitted and provided with a RAD Prism. Students were asked to wear them during reading instruction. After several months after receiving thread prism, pre and post study data will be evaluated to measure and document improvement in reading fluency that may occur during the study. The results will be analyzed and used to attract new participants and gain a deeper understanding of this facet of dyslexia and the possible relief of one of its damaging aspects.