Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using art therapy to increase reading motivation in below grade-level readers
by Gagnon, Celia J., M.A., Notre Dame de Namur University, 2016, 110; 10183609
Abstract (Summary)

Reading literacy in the twenty-first century has become a national problem, as many children’s reading proficiencies are below-grade level. This quasi-experimental research quantitatively measured the correlation between art therapy and reading level improvement for below-grade level K-5 elementary school students. The measurement tools were the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) and the interactive reading assessment tool, Literably.com. Results showed a strong correlation between art therapy and reading level improvement, with the MRP yielding mixed results. This preliminary research used a small sample size and was conducted over a relatively short period of time; however, this points to the need for further study to establish the correlation between art therapy and reading level improvement. Keywords: art therapy, reading level improvement, motivation to read, Adlerian theory

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Backos, Amy
Commitee: Bynum, Vicki
School: Notre Dame de Namur University
Department: Art Therapy
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Behavioral psychology, Elementary education, Literacy, Reading instruction
Keywords: Adlerian theory, Art therapy, Elementary school, Motivation to read, Reading level improvement, Struggling readers
Publication Number: 10183609
ISBN: 978-1-369-31761-9
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