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Unformatted text preview: on-processing theorists refer to behavioral fluency as automaticity. Although there certainly is some controversy about the need to build behavioral fluency, there are data to suggest that fluency with basic skills can help students with later learning and application of those skills (Binder, 1993; Spence & Hively, 1993). For example, Haughton (1972) found that children who could solve single-digit arithmetic problems at a minimum of 50 to 60 correct per minute were more successful at later parts of a math curriculum. As a teacher, you will have to determine if you want students to develop behavioral fluency for some skills, and how much time this goal merits in your classroom When you select computer software to help students develop behavioral fluency, there are some characteristics to look for in the software. First, the program should provide students with both error data and also rate data. For example, a program designed to build reading decoding fluency would report students’ decoding errors and their reading rate. Effective behavioral fluency programs should also provide students with knowledge of their progress by cha...
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