The Effectiveness of the Intervention Program on Reading Fluency and Reading Motivation of Students with Dyslexia

Zeinab Mihandoost, Habibah Elias, Sharifah Nor, Rosnaini Mahmud


The main purpose of this research is to examine the impact of an intervention program on motivation and reading fluency of dyslexic students. The research is an experimental one. The population included fourth and fifth grade male and female dyslexic students in Ilam, Iran. 64 students were randomly selected using simple random sampling method. The students were equally divided and assigned into a control and an experimental group respectively. The experimental group received the Barton intervention program for three months. The Reading Motivation Scale and Reading Fluency Test were administered for the measurement of motivation and reading fluency pre and post tests. The reliability of the reading motivation and reading fluency was found to be satisfactory. The content validity of the scales was investigated using the judgment of 10 psychology expert. The analysis of the finding through t-test found a significant difference between the control and experimental groups after the intervention program at ?< .01

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