Date of Award

Summer 8-11-2020

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Master in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science

Committee Member(s)

Dr. Michele Williams

Dr. Rachelle Yankelevitz

Dr. Jenn Manak


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of TAGteach™ methodology to improve oral reading fluency in three participants whose second language is English. TAGteach is a form of clicker-based training that uses behavioral principles (TAGteach, 2016). Individualized TAGteach-based interventions were provided to three participants, all of whom spoke Spanish as their dominant language in the home. All three participants attended an after-school tutoring program. Sessions were held at a local community center for migrants originating from Central and South America. Initial benchmark testing assessed the participants’ reading level and oral-fluency level using the Bader Reading and Language and Inventory (BRLI; Bader & Pearce, 2013). Individualized TAGteach interventions were developed for each participant based on their initial benchmark test scores to improve specific errors in reading fluency. Based on partial data, results suggest the TAGteach intervention effectively reduced the type and quantity of reading error

Rights Holder

Luz Gabriela Cabrera