Journal article

Who benefits from which reading intervention in the primary years? Match the intervention with the reading profile

John Munro

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LEARNING DIFFICULTIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Reading difficulties may have multiple causes. Effective approaches to reading intervention need to target the specific causes for individual readers. The Early Reading Intervention Knowledge program comprises three intervention pathways: a phonological-phonemic pathway, a phonic-orthographic pathway, and an oral language pathway. This study examines the effectiveness of each pathway for 902 underachieving students in their second to fifth years of primary education. The students differed in their reading profiles. The interventions were implemented in a regular school context. Intervention in the three pathways improved reading accuracy and comprehension for both the younger (Years 2 and 3)..

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Funding Acknowledgements

I acknowledge the support of Catholic Education Melbourne and in particular Ms. Judy Connell, Manager, Student Learning Programs and Ms. Hanya Senjov, School Adviser, Student Learning Programs in the implementation of this research.