Mellard

Sabatini

Wood


Improving Literacy Instruction for Adults

Relative Effectiveness of Reading Programs for Adults

Young Adult Literacy Problems: Prevalence and Treatment

ABE

ASE

ABE with below 7th grade reading ability and sufficient English language ability

Descriptive 10th grade public high school with English as first language

Intervention: Adults with developmental dyslexia

Descriptive n = 319

Descriptive n = 579

Descriptive n = 188

Intervention n = 205

Intervention n = 148

Intervention n = 19

Descriptive M = 32 yrs
(SD = 15.2); Mdn = 24 yrs

Descriptive M = 36
(range 17-76 yrs)

Descriptive M = 15 yrs

Intervention M = 44 yrs

Intervention M = 28 years
(SD = 13.7); Mdn = 22 yrs

Descriptive = 60% female

Descriptive = 67% female

Descriptive = 44% female

Intervention = 63% female

Intervention = 26% female

Descriptive: WRMT-R Passage
comprehension standard score
M = 72.3 (SD 22.8)

Screened for below
7th grade level

Descriptive: = 50% “poor readers”; 50% “typical readers”

Intervention: WRMT-R Passage
comprehension (standard scores)

Bridging M = 60.3 (SD = 22.3),
n = 15

Fluency M = 89.0 (SD = 14.3),
n = 12

Prediction M = 79.4 (SD = 16.2),
n = 31

Summarization M = 77.1 (SD =
18.7), n = 42

Descriptive = 82%

Intervention Standard scores

WRAT read words

M = 85.6

WAIS full IQ

M = 101.9




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