ERIC Number: EJ1096263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
A Synthesis of Research on Informational Text Reading Interventions for Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities
Ciullo, Stephen; Lo, Yu-Ling Sabrina; Wanzek, Jeanne; Reed, Deborah K.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v49 n3 p257-271 May-Jun 2016
This research synthesis was conducted to understand the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve learning from informational text for students with learning disabilities in elementary school (K-5). The authors identified 18 studies through a comprehensive search. The interventions were evaluated to determine treatment effects and to understand implementation and methodological variables that influenced outcomes. Moderate to large effect sizes on researcher-developed measures for cognitive strategy interventions were reported. Interventions that utilized graphic organizers as study guides to support social studies learning were also associated with improved outcomes. The findings are considered within the context of limited implementation of standardized measures. The authors extend findings from previous research by reporting a paucity of interventions to enhance higher-level cognitive and comprehension skills. The majority of reviewed studies targeted fact acquisition and main idea identification, and overall encouraging findings were noted for these skills. Implications for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Effect Size, Intervention, Reader Text Relationship, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Experimental Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Materials, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Bibliographies, Inferences, Statistical Analysis, Coding, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education
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