ERIC Number: EJ775544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Effects of GO 4 IT ... NOW! Strategy Instruction on the Written IEP Goal Articulation and Paragraph-Writing Skills of Middle School Students with Disabilities
Konrad, Moira; Test, David W.
Remedial and Special Education, v28 n5 p277-291 Sep-Oct 2007
The current standards-based reform movement, which emphasizes teaching academic skills to all students, holds promise for students with disabilities. However, there is concern that this movement's sole focus on academic skills will leave less room for teaching self-determination skills. One possible solution is to identify interventions that can teach self-determination and academic skills simultaneously. This study investigated the effects of such an intervention (i.e., GO 4 IT ... NOW!) with 12 middle school students with high-incidence disabilities. The findings showed a functional relationship between the instruction and (a) students' abilities to articulate Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals in writing and (b) paragraph-writing skills in students' IEP goal paragraphs.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Strategies, Intervention, Goal Orientation, Writing Skills, Paragraph Composition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A