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...]

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...]

Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Research Synthesis

NICHCY Structured Abstract 17 describes the following research synthesis: Title Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Research Synthesis—The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions on Dropout for Youth with Disabilities Author Cobb, B., Sample, P., Alwell, M., & Johns, N. Source The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) Year Published 2005 _____________ AbstractThe relationship between … [Read more...]

Synthesizing the Effects of Test Accommodations for Special Education and Limited English Proficient Students

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 20 describes the following: Title | Synthesizing the Effects of Test Accommodations for Special Education and Limited English Proficient Students Author | Chiu, C.W.T., & Pearson, P.D. Source | Paper presented at the National Conference on Large Scale Assessment, June 13-16, Snowbird, UT. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 433 362) Year Published | 1999 Abstract Test accommodations for special … [Read more...]

Social Skills Interventions with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: A Quantitative Synthesis of Single-Subject Research

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 5 describes the following: Title | Social Skills Interventions with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: A Quantitative Synthesis of Single-Subject Research Author | Mathur, S.R., Kavale, K.A., Quinn, M.M., Forness, S.R., & Rutherford, R.B. Source | Behavioral Disorders, 23(3), 193-201. Year Published | 1998 Abstract Sixty-four single-subject studies examining the effectiveness of social … [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...]

Effects of Training Social Competence in Children: A Meta-Analysis of Recent Evaluation Studies

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 42 describes the following: Title | Effects of Training Social Competence in Children: A Meta-Analysis of Recent Evaluation Studies Author | Beelman, A., Pfingsten, U., & Losel, F. Source | Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 23(3), 260-271. Year Published | 1994 Abstract Presents a meta-analytical review of 49 studies, from 1981 to 1990, on the effect of social competence training (SCT) on 3- to 15-year-olds. … [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...]

When Should We Begin? A Comprehensive Review of Age of Start in Early Intervention

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 23 describes the following: Title | When Should We Begin? A Comprehensive Review of Age of Start in Early Intervention Author | Kim, Y-W., Innocenti, M., & Kim, J-K Source | South Korea, ERIC (Education) Year Published | 1996 Abstract This literature review examines whether verifiable evidence supports the supposition that early interventions result in better child developmental outcomes than later interventions … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis of Co-Teaching Research: Where Are the Data?

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 24 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Co-Teaching Research: Where Are the Data? Author | Murawski, W.W., & Swanson, H.L. Source | Remedial and Special Education, 22(5), 258-267. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Students with special needs are increasingly being served in the general education classroom. Co-teaching is one service delivery option designed to meet those needs. The purpose … [Read more...]

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