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ERIC Number: EJ1160642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
The Effects of Extended Time on Writing Performance
Goegan, Lauren D.; Harrison, Gina L.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v15 n2 p209-224 2017
The effects of extended time on the writing performance of university students with learning disabilities (LD) was examined. Thirty-eight students (19 LD; 19 non-LD) completed a collection of cognitive, linguistic, and literacy measures, and wrote essays under regular and extended time conditions. Limited evidence was found to support the accommodation of extended time to improved writing quality indices. Compared to the students without LD, the students with LD demonstrated increased writing fluency with extended time, but the organizational and thematic quality of their essays continued to be lower. The results are discussed in relation to current theory and research on the persistence of writing disabilities into adulthood, and the provision of empirically supported accommodations for students with LD in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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