Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patricia R. Whitfield, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Robert Gibbons, Ed.D.


The author examined the relationship between the assistence given with an independence clue book, and an individual reading instruction by the author, with a reading text selected by the student. This design also involved a built in success model with repeated readings. The results, in the units of words per minute, were graphed and became a visual reinforcement for success. This was a single subject design and included twenty minutes of individual reading instruction per day with a pre and post-test evaluation along with daily and weekly comparisons. The student was tested on a Curriculum-Based Assessment.



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