Degree Granting Department
Psychological and Social Foundations
Kelly Powell-Smith, Ph.D.
Kathy L. Bradley-Klug, Ph.D.
Linda Raffaele-Mendez, Ph.D.
ADHD predominantly inattentive type, Second grade students, Self-graphing, Curriculum-based measurement, Academic interventions
This study examined the effects of peer tutoring and self-monitoring interventions on the oral reading performance of students exhibiting symptoms of AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Predominantly Inattentive Type. A multiple baseline across participants design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the peer tutoring and self-monitoring interventions with four second grade students who were tutored by fourth grade students. Results indicated that the median number of words read correct per minute as measured by curriculum-based measurement reading probes increased from baseline to intervention phases for three of the four tutee participants. In addition, the median number of errors from baseline to intervention phases decreased for three of the four participants. However, data were highly variable for three of the four participants. In addition, the percentage of intervention data points that overlapped baseline data was higher than the percentage of non-overlapping data points. Consumer satisfaction was rated positively by tutee and teacher participants. All tutee participants rated peer tutoring as a fair intervention and agreed that this intervention would help them do better in school. In addition, teacher ratings indicated that peer tutoring was an acceptable and beneficial intervention for students. The teachers reported that they liked the procedures used in this intervention. Teacher ratings also indicated that these teachers would recommend this intervention to other teachers and would implement this intervention with other students. These teachers also strongly agreed that this intervention would be appropriate for a variety of students. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Scholar Commons Citation
Leis, Shannon M., "The Impact of Peer Tutoring and Self-Monitoring on Oral Reading Fluency for Children who Exhibit Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" (2005). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.