ERIC Number: EJ1100483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Writing Simple Sentences and Descriptive Paragraphs: Effects of an Intervention on Adolescents with Writing Difficulties
Datchuk, Shawn M.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v25 n2 p166-188 Jun 2016
The present study investigated the effects of a multicomponent intervention on the writing behavior of adolescents with writing difficulties. A single-case design consisting of a combination of multiple-probe design across participants and pre-post test was used. Four participants completed two intervention phases: (a) sentence instruction and frequency building to a performance criterion and (b) paragraph instruction. Results suggested a functional relation between sequential delivery of intervention and gains in accuracy and rate on sentence construction probes. Results provide tentative support that the intervention improved writing on descriptive paragraph probes.
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Adolescents, Writing Difficulties, Pretests Posttests, Intervention, Sentences, Writing Instruction, Paragraph Composition, Correlation, Sequential Learning, Accuracy, Writing Improvement
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