Tenth-Grade Special Education Students, Canyon del Oro High School, Tucson, Arizona
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After only four months of Carbo Reading Styles, 33 severely handicapped 10th-graders achieved average reading gains of 1.8 years on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test in reading comprehension and vocabulary. In August 1991, the reading levels of these youngsters ranged from 2.7 to 10.3, with most of the students gaining only a few months in reading each school year. By December 1991, reading levels ranged from 3.9 to 12.2, with several students gaining three and four years in reading comprehension and vocabulary in four months’ time. Note: The 33 youngsters were multiply handicapped with severe learning disabilities, speech and language disorders, hearing impairments and behavioral disorders. Reporting Educator: Linda Queiruga, Special Education Teacher, Canyon del Oro High School from 1983 to 1992.

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