ERIC Number: EJ1128773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of GO 4 IT . . . NOW! Strategy Instruction on Expository Writing Skills for Students with Disabilities
Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n1 p45-55 Feb 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills simultaneously. This study investigated the effects of GO 4 IT . . . NOW! strategy instruction on expository writing skills of five high school students with low-incidence disabilities. Using a multiple-probe-across-participants design, the authors measured the effects of strategy instruction on quality of expository paragraphs and quality and content of individualized education program (IEP) goal paragraphs. Results indicated a functional relation between the intervention and improved paragraph writing. Limitations, suggestions for future research, and implications for practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Strategies, High School Students, Expository Writing, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Males, Autism, Mild Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Special Education Teachers, Questionnaires, English Teachers, Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Children, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Rating Scales, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Childhood Autism Rating Scale
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