The Power of Strategy Instruction

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006 Links updated, October 2010 Download PDF Table of Contents Introduction Early Studies of the Good Learner Spotlight on...the SIM Model SIM Content Literacy Continuum: A Working Example Spotlight on...SRSD for Writing Combining Strategy Instruction with Direct Instruction Promise Beyond LD Conclusion If you've ever played the game of chess, chances are you … [Read more...]

Searching for the Best Model for Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 35 describes the following: Title | Searching for the Best Model for Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities Author | Swanson, H.L. Source | Focus on Exceptional Children, 34, 1-15. Year Published | 2001 Abstract This paper reports on a meta-analysis of the research literature on effective teaching models for students with learning disabilities. It concludes that: (a) the most effective models combined components … [Read more...]

Experimental Intervention Research on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 36 describes the following: Title | Experimental Intervention Research on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes Author | Swanson, H.L., & Hoskyn, M. Source | Review of Educational Research, 68(3), 277-322. Year Published | 1998 Abstract This article summarizes a comprehensive synthesis of experimental intervention studies that have included students with learning disabilities. … [Read more...]

A Selective Synthesis of Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 64 describes the following: Title | A Selective Synthesis of Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities Author | Swanson, H.L., & Carson, C. Source | School Psychology Review, 25(3), 370-91. Year Published | 1996 Abstract Presents the selective synthesis of instructional research with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, analyzing studies across instructional domains, … [Read more...]

Preparing teachers to provide effective learning strategy instruction

Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in Effective Learning Strategy Instruction describes learning strategies and how learning strategy instruction can effectively transform ineffective learners into effective learners. The author also explains the kinds of knowledge and skills teachers must acquire to be competent learning strategy instructors and makes recommendations related to teacher training programs that specifically address learning … [Read more...]

Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis

Author of this structured abstract: Kyrie Dragoo, NICHCY August 2011 PDF version ____________________________ NICHCY Structured Abstract 80 describes the following research synthesis: Title Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content? A Meta-Analysis Authors Scruggs, T. E., Mastropieri, M. A., Berkeley, S., and Graetz, J. E. Source Remedial & Special Education, 31(6), 437-449 Year Published 2010 _____________ Abstract … [Read more...]

Using “What Works”

Updated August 2012This resource page is a companion to NICHCY's Structured Abstract 80, which summarized the findings of Scruggs, Mastropieri, Berkeley, & Graetz (2010) in their published meta-analysis entitled Do Special Education Interventions Improve Learning of Secondary Content?It's a fascinating meta-analysis of special education research about "what works." We urge you to read the structured abstract, learn more about the specific interventions … [Read more...]

What Works: Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities

by Elaine Mulligan Project Director, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)September 2011 Teaching is not an exact science, where one approach fits all. A carefully planned lesson might inspire one student to craft an amazing story, commit to improving her grades, and go on to college to become a journalist. That same lesson might leave another child confused and discouraged.Effective teaching requires flexibility … [Read more...]

SOS: Helping students become independent learners

This online module, created by the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements at Vanderbilt University, provides information on helping students become independent learners. The module focuses on understanding self-regulation techniques and how to implement them, the four main types of self-regulation strategies, and the steps used to implement each of these strategies. (posted May 3, 2012)http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/sr/chalcycle.htm   … [Read more...]

Access to the general curriculum: Two online curricula

Two curricula were developed by NCAC researchers to provide support to educators interested in learning about policies and practices related to improved access to the general curriculum. Curriculum 1 on Effective Classroom Practices (6 parts) is written to provide the reader with a definition and description of essential features and attributes. Evidence of effectiveness is presented based on foundational and current research. The applications of … [Read more...]

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