Use of Audiobooks in a School Library and Positive Effects of Struggling Readers.

(School Library Research) A study was conducted to determine the impact of the use of audiobooks with struggling readers in a school library audiobook club. The findings indicated that struggling readers’ use of audiobooks had a positive impact on reading skills and attitudes toward reading. These findings are significant given the dearth of research directly related to the impact of audiobooks, despite the prevalent usage of audiobooks.

Whittingham, Jeff; Huffman, Stephanie; Christensen, Rob; and Tracy McAllister. Use of Audiobooks in a School Library and Positive Effects of Struggling Readers’ Participation in a Library-Sponsored Audiobook Club. School Library Research Vol. 16 (2013) – Download Study

Publication:      School Library Research
Author:             Jeff Whittingham, Stephanie Huffman, et. al.
Publish Date:   12.19.2012