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...]

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”

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Using What Works at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/meta80resources/_________________________________Updated August 2012This resource page is … [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...]

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