A brief experimental analysis was used to evaluate the relative effectiveness of combining
two consequences (contingent reinforcement or performance feedback) with an antecedent
intervention (listening passage preview and repeated readings) on the oral reading
fluency of 6 elementary students. The antecedent intervention increased the number of
correctly read words per minute for all 6 students. For 4 of the students, pairing the
antecedent intervention with either of the consequences resulted in higher reading rates
over the antecedent intervention alone. Undifferentiated results were obtained for the
remaining 2 participants. These results suggest that combining an antecedent intervention
with consequences may enhance the oral reading fluency of students with reading problems.
However, individual responsiveness to the different intervention components indicates
that brief experimental analyses are warranted to identify the most effective intervention.
Anne Catherine Denning is a BCBA and an ACE (Approved Continuing Education) Provider with Consultants for Children, Inc. approved by the BACB.
Anne has a passion for improving the quality of providers in the Autism Intervention category and is a Behavior Analyst. She leads cases and supervises RBTs, BCaBAs and BCBAs and keeps her content material relevant and based on recent research.