ERIC Number: ED248665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Improving Learning Disabled Students' Composition Skills: A Self-Control Strategy Training Approach.
Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve
The study investigated whether a self control strategy training procedure was effective in improving compositions of two 12-year-old learning disabled students. Effects of training on three objective aspects of compositions (number of different action words, action helpers, and describing words) were investigated using a multiple baseline across behaviors nested within a multiple baseline across subjects design. Results indicated that Ss' use of these selected parts of speech increased substantially above baseline, as did mean number of words per story. Additionally, stories written after training received substantially higher quality ratings than those written during baseline. Generalization and maintenance probes taken up to 14 weeks after training yielded positive results. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). This Study was supported in part by a grant from the University of Maryland, Division of Human and Community Resources.