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A Comparison Study Of The Executive Functioning Abilities And Reading Comprehension Skills Of Students In Response To Intervention, Catherine Schultheis Salum Jan 2019

A Comparison Study Of The Executive Functioning Abilities And Reading Comprehension Skills Of Students In Response To Intervention, Catherine Schultheis Salum

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Response to intervention (RTI) is a data driven framework that classifies students into three tiers and provides interventions at different levels of intensity (Flanagan, Ortiz, Alfonso, & Dynada, 2006; Fuchs, Fuchs, & Stecker, 2010, Gilbert et al., 2012). The screening assessments and interventions used for RTI have become generalized (Garcia, Gonzalez-Castro, Fernandez, & Rodriguez-Perez, 2012). Many schools implementing RTI use one screening instrument and one intervention for all struggling readers (Ezpeleta, Granero, Penelo, de la Osa, & Domenech, 2015; Flanagan et al., 2006; Garcia et al., 2012; Gilbert et al., 2012).

Executive functioning (EF) is a neuropsychological ability that regulates behaviors and cognitions to guide behaviors to accomplish a goal (Bledsoe, Semrud-Clikeman, & Pliszka, 2010; Coghill, Seth, & Matthews, 2014; Ezpleta et al., 2015; Goldstein et al., 2014; Zelazo, 2016). Inhibition, cognitive flexibility, and working memory are three core processes of EF that affect reading comprehension (Cartwright, 2016; Dahlin, 2011; Miyake et al., 2000). EF assessments and ...