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ERIC Number: EJ786228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Effects of Self-Determination Interventions on the Academic Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities
Konrad, Moira; Fowler, Catherine H.; Walker, Allison R.; Test, David W.; Wood, Wendy M.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v30 n2 p89-113 Spr 2007
Given the importance of both academic and self-determination skills for students with disabilities, it is important to identify efficient ways to deliver instruction in these essential areas. This literature review synthesizes intervention research that has examined the effects of self-determination interventions on academic skills for students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Our findings revealed that self-management interventions were most often studied, followed by interventions that combined self-management with one or more other self-determination components. Effects ranged from very weak to very strong. Effects were strongest when (a) interventions that combined self-management with goal setting were used to increase students' productivity, and (b) goal-setting interventions were used to improve math skills. Most of the studies included in the review were of high quality; however, some areas could be improved. (Contains 3 tables.)
Council for Learning Disabilities. P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177. Tel: 571-258-1010; Fax: 571-258-1011; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A