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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 25% of eighthgraders in the United States are below even the Basic Level of proficiency in reading, defined as "partial mastery of the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade" (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2009, p. S). According to Archer, Gleason, and Vachon (2003) , adolescents with reading problems are more likely to * Struggle in coursework. * Drop out of school. * Face unemployment. * Straggle with social/emotional challenges as adults. * Forego participation in post-high school training programs. ( 90-91) Motivational Issues The lack of time and attention dedicated to reading instruction for adolescents with disabilities contributes to and possibly is exacerbated by the difficulty in finding material appropriate and motivating for older students with minimal decoding skills (Biancarosa & Snow, 2004; Guthrie & Humenick, 2004) .

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