ERIC Number: ED329048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
The Use of Precision Teaching with Learning Disabled Students.
Mesler, Judith Lee
Learning-disabled students in an after-school program were provided with remedial instruction using precision teaching. The instructional program sought to increase performance of five students (grades 4-8) in specific academic skills by 50%. Skills included, among others, spelling, capitalization and punctuation, reading, and multiplication. The teacher pinpointed areas of weakness for each student, developed enabling activities to aid in skill acquisition, and administered and charted daily probes. It is concluded that students made progress in their regular classroom as a result of skills learned in this program. The teacher increased her knowledge of academic methods and materials and behavioral management techniques. Appendices include sample probes, logarithmic charts, performance standards, task sheets, description of instructional methods, an interest inventory, sample key cards with associative clues, contract, student profile charts, and pre-tests and post-tests. (23 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Education, Behavioral Objectives, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Precision Teaching, Remedial Instruction, Skill Development, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.