Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Doris E. Jakubek

Second Committee Member

Roger Stewart

Third Committee Member

Calvin G. Greatsinger


This paper presents a study of the Neurological Impress Method, with junior high students two or more years behind their expected Reading Comprehension level. Thirty students were randomly selected and placed into control and experimental groups by a random number process. These S's received eighteen weeks of special treatment with either the N.I.M. or oral reading practice for the controls. Statistical analysis showed no significant difference between the Reading Comprehension gains of controls and experimentals. The gains of both controls and experimentals was, however, found to be of significance. Conclusions and recommendations included suggestions for additional research and a discussion of the importance of teacher attention.