Eckert, T. L., Ardoin, S. P., Daly, E. J., III, & Martens, B. K. (2002).
Improving oral reading fluency: A brief experimental analysis of combining an antecedent intervention with consequences.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
A brief experimental analysis was used to evaluate the relative
effectiveness of combining two consequences (contingent
reinforcement or performance feedback) with an antecedent
intervention (listening passage preview and repeated readings) on
the oral reading fluency of 6 elementary students. The antecedent
intervention increased the number of correctly read words per
minute for all 6 students. For 4 of the students, pairing the
antecedent intervention with either of the consequences resulted
in higher reading rates over the antecedent intervention alone.
Undifferentiated results were obtained for the remaining 2
participants. These results suggest that combining an antecedent
intervention with consequences may enhance the oral reading
fluency of students with reading problems. However, individual
responsiveness to the different intervention components indicates
that brief experimental analyses are warranted to identify the
most effective intervention.
DESCRIPTORS: _oral reading fluency, reading interventions,