Behavioral Strategies to Increase Effectiveness of Oral Reading Fluency Interventions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn behavioral strategies that can be applied while implementing an oral reading fluency intervention.
  2. learn an evidence-based reading intervention to improve oral reading fluency.
  3. understand the adverse effects of combined reading and behavioral challenges and the importance of effective intervention to address both challenges.


Effective reading interventions can be impeded by student’s challenging behavior. Research shows that the combination of reading challenges and behavioral challenges can result in negative life outcomes. However, effective interventions that address both behavioral and academic challenges can mitigate negative effects. We will present results from a study conducted on a reading intervention paired with behavioral strategies to decrease challenging behavior and increase oral reading fluency scores.



Caitlin E. Dorle, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire


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