Research Summaries

Re-designed November 2010 Updated January 2013 These days parents, educators, and policy makers are asking what the research evidence has to say about working with children who have disabilities. What classroom strategies, behavioral supports, and other educational interventions have strong foundations in scientific research to inform and guide practice?  This section of NICHCY's website is devoted to summarizing research in special education … [Read more...]

Students with Learning Disabilities and the Process of Writing

NICHCY's structured abstract 19 describes the following: Title | Students with Learning Disabilities and the Process of Writing: A Meta-Analysis of SRSD Studies Author | Graham, S., & Harris, K. R. Source | In H. L. Swanson, K. R. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of learning disabilities (pp. 323-344). New York: Guilford Press. Year Published | 2003   Abstract The Handbook of Learning Disabilities (LD) is an edited compendium … [Read more...]

School-Based Interventions to Enhance the Self-Concept of Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 18 describes the following: Title | School-Based Interventions to Enhance the Self-Concept of Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis Author | Elbaum, B., & Vaughn, S. Source | Elementary School Journal, 101(3), 303-329. Year Published | 2001   Abstract Details meta-analysis of 64 intervention studies measuring the effect of school-based interventions for students with learning disabilities. Discusses … [Read more...]

Graphic Organizers and Their Effects on the Reading Comprehension of Students with LD: A Synthesis of Research

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 21 describes the following: Title | Graphic Organizers and Their Effects on the Reading Comprehension of Students with LD: A Synthesis of Research Author | Kim, A-H., Vaughn, S., Wanzek, J., & Wei, S. Source | Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37(2), 105-118. Year Published | 2004 Abstract Previous research studies examining the effects of graphic organizers on reading comprehension for students with … [Read more...]

Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. Chapter 3: Fluency

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 22 describes the following: Title | Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. Chapter 3: Fluency Author | National Reading Panel Source | National Reading Panel, Bethesda, MD.  Reports of the Subgroups. Chapter 3: Fluency (NIH Publication No. 00-4754) Year Published | 2000 Abstract This report presents the … [Read more...]

Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 25 describes the following: Title | Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs Author | Kroesbergen, E.H., & Van Luit, J.E.H. Source | Remedial and Special Education, 24(2), 97-114. Year Published | 2003 Abstract This article presents results of a meta-analysis of 58 studies of mathematics intervention for elementary students with special needs. Studies in preparatory mathematics, basic … [Read more...]

Treating Social Skill Deficits in Children with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of the Research

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 26 describes the following: Title | Treating Social Skill Deficits in Children with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of the Research Author | Forness, S.R., & Kavale, K.A. Source | Learning Disability Quarterly, 19(1), 2-13.  Permanent online link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1511048 Year Published | 1996 Abstract Presents a meta-analysis of 53 studies from the past 15 years on social skills … [Read more...]

A Synthesis of Research on Effective Interventions for Building Reading Fluency with Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 30 describes the following: Title | A Synthesis of Research on Effective Interventions for Building Reading Fluency with Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities Author | Chard, D.J., Vaughn, S., & Tyler, B-J. Source | Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(5), 386-406. Year Published | 2002 Abstract A synthesis of research on interventions designed to build reading fluency in students with learning … [Read more...]

Children’s Social Problem-Solving Skills, Behavioral Adjustment, and Interventions: A Meta-Analysis Evaluating Theory and Practice

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 29 describes the following: Title | Children's Social Problem-Solving Skills, Behavioral Adjustment, and Interventions: A Meta-Analysis Evaluating Theory and Practice Author | Denham, S.A. & Almeida, M.C. Source | Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 8(4), 391-409 Year Published | 1987 Abstract Meta-analyses of the literature were performed to examine reported relations between children’s … [Read more...]

Reading Research for Students with LD: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Outcomes

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 32 describes the following Title | Reading Research for Students with LD: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Outcomes Author | Swanson, H.L. Source | Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32, 504-532. Year Published | 1999 Abstract Presents the findings of a meta-analysis involving a sample of children and adolescents who have learning disabilities. Four important findings emerged from the synthesis: Effect … [Read more...]

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