Peer Reviewed Article SPV326

Pages: 6 (1441 words) / Published: Mar 26th, 2014
LEHMAN COLLEGE ♦ THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences ♦ Bedford Park Blvd West ♦ Bronx, NY 10468 ♦(718) 960-8138
SPV 326 - SPEECH PATHOLOGY I: Functional Disorders
Instructor: Matthew Boylan M.A. CCC-SLP Email:
TASK: Locate a peer-reviewed journal article related to literacy evaluation/intervention and write a research summary on the article. The article should be no more than 5 years old. Please follow the format located on the following page of this assignment.
OBJECTIVES: This assignment will serve as an introduction to scholarly journal articles. As a Speech-Language Pathologist it is imperative that you use the latest research to design effective methods to treat your clients. After this assignment you should:
1) Gain experience in searching for scholarly articles using internet resources and database materials.
2) Gain exposure to peer-reviewed journal articles and how they are written.
3) Be able to extract important details and information from a scholarly article.
4) Be able to adequately analyze and critique an article.

I. Purpose of Study (Specific reason for study) Why is this study being done?
What is the “Statement?”
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an experimentally derived reading intervention, delivered by peers, on the oral reading fluency of a first-grade student.
II. Rationale for the Study (Theory behind the study)
A. What led the author(s) to pursue the study?
The authors think that oral reading fluency is a critical prerequisite to independent comprehension of text. Unfortunately, oral reading fluency is frequently neglected by classroom who may feel pressed to spend more time working on comprehension tasks and not devote sufficient time to practicing oral reading of connected texts. The

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