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2009-11-12 07:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute Pioneers Stuttering Therapy Advancements ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals who stutter now can receive affordable, effective treatment thanks to technological advancements that reduce the average cost of stuttering treatment by more than 50 percent. At the same time, stuttering therapy participants benefit from more effective learning of fluency skills and greater confidence in their abilities to overcome stuttering....

2009-02-10 10:18:00

New Curriculum Helps Adolescents Master Comprehension Strategies COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading publisher SRA/McGraw-Hill recently launched SRA Read to Achieve, designed to provide instruction in comprehension strategies that adolescent students can apply successfully to content-area classes, such as science and social studies. It has been specifically designed to meet the more complex literacy requirements of middle and high school. Research has shown that many middle and...

2009-01-21 07:00:00

Roll-out Scheduled for Week of January 26, 2009 ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org), a leading center for stuttering research and treatment innovation, have just completed successful trials using Apple's iPhone as a stuttering therapy tool to enhance the transfer of new fluency skills from the clinical setting into real-life situations. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Fien, Hank Baker, Scott K; Smolkowski, Keith; Smith, Jean L Mercier; Kame'enui, Edward J; Beck, Carrie Thomas Abstract. This study examined the validity of Nonsense Word Fluency as an index of beginning reading proficiency for students in kindergarten through second grade. Validity evidence for Nonsense Word Fluency is addressed in the context of research-based instructional practices implemented on a large scale. Technical adequacy data are presented for all students in participating...

2008-08-22 03:00:38

By Vadasy, Patricia F Sanders, Elizabeth A Many students have difficulty achieving reading fluency, and nearly half of fourth graders are not fluent readers in grade-level texts. Intensive and focused reading practice is recommended to help close the gap between students with poor fluency and their average reading peers. In this study, the Quick Reads fluency program was used as a supplemental fluency intervention for fourth and fifth graders with below-grade-level reading skills. Quick...

2007-11-25 03:00:26

By Vadasy, Patricia F Sanders, Elizabeth A; Tudor, Sarah Abstract A total of 46 children in Grades 2 and 3 with low word- level skills were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups that received supplemental phonics-based reading instruction. One group received intervention October through March (21.5 hours), and one group served as a control from October through March and later received intervention March through May (17.5 hours). Paraeducators trained in a standard treatment protocol provided...

2007-10-02 09:01:06

By Thomas, Cathy Newman Wexler, Jade Using up-to-date, evidenced-based strategies in the classroom, middle and high school teachers can promote literacy among adolescents. As Mrs. Padilla works with a small group of students, she surveys her 9th grade English class. Across the room, she catches the eye of Ms. Cameron, her literacy coach, and they share a smile. Mrs. Padilla reflects on how profoundly her understanding and beliefs about her profession as an English teacher have changed since...

2007-04-23 12:00:42

ORLANDO, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Rosemont Elementary's sixty struggling readers in the third, fourth and fifth grades have dramatically increased their reading fluency level by using the Soliloquy Reading Assistant, an interactive, speech-enabled educational software program. Diligent use of the program has lead to considerable improvements in their reading skills and comprehension abilities. The students began using the program in October 2006 after they took the fall...

2007-03-21 12:00:49

HAINES CITY, Fla., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, students at Alta Vista Elementary School are increasing their reading fluency skills at almost double the rate of national norms while using the Soliloquy Reading Assistant, an interactive speech-enabled educational software program. The school's 300 third and fourth graders are benefiting from the program's ability to provide each student with one-on-one guided oral reading instruction, the best practice shown in research to reliably...

2006-12-13 03:00:46

By Vadasy, Patricia F; Sanders, Elizabeth A; Peyton, Julia A ABSTRACT Two studies-one quasi-experimental and one randomized experiment- were designed to evaluate the effectiveness of supplemental instruction in structural analysis and oral reading practice for second- and third-grade students with below-average word reading skills. Individual instruction was provided by trained paraeducators in single- and multiletter phoneme-grapheme correspondences; structural analysis of inflected,...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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