Examining the Effects of Phono-Graphix on the Remediation of Reading Skills of Students with Disabilities: A Program Evaluation
- Education and Treatment of Children
- West Virginia University Press
- Volume 30, Number 2, May 2007
- pp. 1-20
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The purpose of this program evaluation was to examine the effects of Phono-Graphix, an intensive tertiary-level reading intervention, on the basic reading skills of 16 students aged 6 to 17 years who received special education services. Instruction was delivered one-on-one or in small groups of two or three students. Instruction lasted 8 weeks. Students were pre- and posttested using the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-3rd Edition: Tests of Achievement (WJ-III ACH). Results of this program evaluation indicated that the reading skills of students with disabilities improved. Statistically significant gains were made by the elementary and upper elementary/secondary students. The effect size gains were all above .39. Results are discussed with regard to effective interventions for students with reading disabilities and implications for future research.