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ERIC Number: EJ1155807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-565X
Improving Story Writing: Integrating the Story Mnemonic Strategy with iPad Apps for Art and Keyboarding
Dunn, Michael; Miller, Darcy
International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, v3 n1 p11-28 2016
Students with learning disabilities in writing often experience challenges with many or all of the components of creating text. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2012), 95% of 8th- and 12th-grade students with disabilities failed to score within the proficient range in writing. This multiple-baseline-across-participants study investigated the use of a mnemonic strategy, STORY, integrated with art, evidence-based instruction, and technology. The results show that three participants' texts improved in level and trend for written content and quality. One participant initially improved but developed a negative trend as the intervention phase progressed into maintenance. Study outcomes extend the research on the effectiveness of mnemonic strategies for improving students' writing and demonstrate that art, evidence-based instruction, and technology have the potential to make positive contributions to writing instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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