What Works: Can We Say?

_________________________________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 What Works: Can We Say? at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/whatworks/_________________________________Resources updated, April 2013What works? … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Instructing Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Component and Composite Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 37 describes the following: Title | Instructing Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Component and Composite Analysis Author | Swanson, H.L., & Hoskyn, M. Source | Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 16(2), 109-119. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Instructional components that positively influence performance of adolescents with learning disabilities are identified based on a comprehensive … [Read more...]

Research on Interventions for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Related to Higher-Order Processing

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 62 describes the following: Title | Research on Interventions for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Related to Higher-Order Processing Author | Swanson, H.L. Source | Elementary School Journal, 101(3), 331-345. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Presents results of a meta-analysis of studies of 58 interventions published during the period 1963-1997 concerning problem-solving … [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...]

For Which Students with Learning Disabilities Are Self-Concept Interventions Effective?

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 56 describes the following: Title | For Which Students with Learning Disabilities Are Self-Concept Interventions Effective? Author | Elbaum B., & Vaughn S. Source | Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36(2), 101-108 Year Published | 2003 Abstract We have previously conducted a meta-analysis of outcomes of school-based interventions aimed at enhancing the self-concept of students with learning disabilities (LD). This … [Read more...]

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