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Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Chi-en Hwang, Ph.D.


colored overlays, reading fluency, cognitive disabilities


Reading is an essential life skill that is a struggle for many students with cognitive disabilities. This quantitative study will examine the effects of colored overlay on the reading fluency of students with cognitive disabilities compared to students with Specific . Reading Disabilities. The experiment is an ABA design to test for reversal where reading . fluency baselines were collected before and after the application of the treatment of a colored overlay. Data is analyzed through multivariate tests of repeated measures ANOVA. Previous studies have shown colored overlays to be an effective intervention tool for increasing reading fluency rates in students with Specific Reading Disabilities. This study will seek to determine if those positive results can also be found for students with cognitive disabilities.



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