The Effectiveness of the Barton’s Intervention Program on Reading Comprehension and Reading Attitude of Students with Dyslexia

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Zeinab Mihandoost 1 , * , Habibah Elias 2

1 Azad University of Ilam and PhD student at University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Serdang, Malaysia

2 Department of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Selangor, Malaysia

How to Cite: Mihandoost Z, Elias H. The Effectiveness of the Barton’s Intervention Program on Reading Comprehension and Reading Attitude of Students with Dyslexia, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(2):43-52.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (2); 43-52
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Original Article
Received: April 25, 2010
Revised: March 12, 2011
Accepted: April 10, 2011

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Abstract

Objective: The current research tested the differences in reading attitude and reading comprehension in the dyslexic students between the control group and the experimental group following the Barton intervention program.

Methods: Dyslexia screening instrument and reading text were employed in order to identify dyslexic students. The population of the study included 138 dyslexic students studying in schools in Ilam, Iran. From this population, 64 students were randomly selected and assigned to an experimental group as well as a control group. The experimental group was taught for 36 sessions, using the Barton’s method at two levels, and ten lessons were provided to improve the reading skill. The reading comprehension and reading attitude instruments were employed for the measurement of the attitude and comprehension before and after the intervention program.

Results: The analysis of covariance showed a significant difference between the control group and the experimental group following the Barton intervention program.

Conclusion: This study showed that dyslexic students learned to read, and a more direct instruction related to decoding could influence their progress more than the general exposure to education.

Declaration of Interest: None.

Citation: Mihandoost Z, Elias H. The effectiveness of Barton’s intervention program on reading comprehention and reading attitude of students with dyslexia. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 5(2): 43-52

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Attitude Comprehension Dyslexia Intervention

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