Date of Graduation

5-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science Education

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Advisor

Bowers, Lisa M

Reader

Aslin, Larry W.

Second Reader

Hagstrom, Fran

Abstract

This purpose of this study is to determine if children and parents of low socioeconomic status are provided access to reading materials at no cost, will they take take advantage of this opportunity. This study provided books at no cost in a low socioeconomic area where children attend after school programs. Children and their parents were encouraged to take advantage of free reading materials in hopes to increase literacy skills.

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