Corrective Reading Program: An Analysis of Effectiveness with Learning Disabled and Mentally Retarded Students

Edward A. Polloway, Carolyn H. Polloway, Michael H. Epstein, James R. Patton, Donald W. Ball

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The Corrective Reading Program (CRP) was used with a group of learning disabled (LD) and educable mentally retarded (EMR) adolescents with data collected on the achievement of these students in the domains of reading recognition and comprehension. When compared to reading progress made in prior years, both groups showed significantly greater improvement. LD students experienced larger achievement gains than EMR students in both recognition and comprehension with differences in the former domain being statistically significant. Implications are discussed with regard to the two issues of possible benefits of a remedial orientation in curricula for adolescent students and of the validity of cross-categorical programming, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1986


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  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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