A Meta-Analysis and Review of Sight Word Research and Its Implications for Teaching Functional Reading to Individuals with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 43 describes the following:Title | A Meta-Analysis and Review of Sight Word Research and Its Implications for Teaching Functional Reading to Individuals with Moderate and Severe DisabilitiesAuthor | Browder, D.M., & Xin, Y.P.Source | Journal of Special Education, 32(3), 130-153.Year Published | 1998Abstract Reviewed 48 studies of sight-word research (SWR) from 1980 to 1997 with individuals with disabilities to … [Read more...]

Addressing the General Education Curriculum

September 2010 Links updated, May 2013IDEA requires that students with disabilities be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This refers to the same subject matter and skills that children without disabilities are expected to learn: math, science, history, and so on. Moreover, most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom, alongside their peers who do not have disabilities.To read more … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. Chapter 2: Alphabetics

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 31 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 2: Alphabetics Author | National Reading Panel Source | National Reading Panel, Bethesda, MD. Reports of the Subgroups. Chapter 2: Alphabetics (NIH Publication No. 00-4754) Year Published | 2000 Abstract This report … [Read more...]

Joint Book Reading Makes Success in Learning to Read: A Meta-Analysis on Intergenerational Transmission of Literacy

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 44 describes the following: Title | Joint Book Reading Makes Success in Learning to Read: A Meta-Analysis on Intergenerational Transmission of Literacy Author | Bus, A.G., Ijzendoorn van, M.H., & Pellegrini, A.D. Source | Review of Educational Research, 65(1),1-21. Year Published | 1995 Abstract Results of this quantitative analysis of empirical evidence related to parent-preschooler reading support the hypothesis … [Read more...]

Computer Assisted Instruction in Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Research Synthesis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 46 describes the following: Title | Computer Assisted Instruction in Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Research Synthesis Author | Hall, T.E., Hughes , C.A. , & Filbert, M. Source | Education & Treatment of Children, 23(2), 173-193. Available online at: http://tinyurl.com/389owxh Year Published | 2000 Abstract The essential skill of reading, including decoding and comprehension, has not been … [Read more...]

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