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Listening to read: Further research on the tape assisted reading programme (TARP)

John Medcalf, Mary Moore, and Mary Medcalf

The difficulties many students experience in learning to read frequently relate to a lack of strategies and confidence. Learning to read is readily accepted as one of the most complex behaviours we will ever strive to master. Reading underpins much of a student’s education, so experiencing difficulty in this area may lead to negative feelings about school, may reduce self-esteem and may even impact on social behaviour in some cases.

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