ERIC Number: EJ1019900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
New Directions in Reading Instruction for Adolescents with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Roberts, Carly A.; Leko, Melinda M.; Wilkerson, Kimber L.
Remedial and Special Education, v34 n5 p305-317 Sep-Oct 2013
This article reports findings from a literature review on literacy instruction for adolescents with significant cognitive disabilities. Nineteen empirical studies published between 1975 and 2011 were included in the review and analyzed based on characteristics of interventions. The results were examined to determine whether the state of research in this area indicates a comprehensive approach to literacy for adolescents with significant cognitive disabilities. Results indicate that vocabulary instruction through sight word acquisition is still prevalent, instruction is not comprehensive, and instruction does not address recommendations from the field for adolescent literacy. However, innovative approaches to literacy instruction for this population are beginning to be explored. The current state of research on reading practices for adolescents with significant cognitive disabilities, implications for practice, and suggestions for new directions in research are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Reading Research, Vocabulary Development, Educational Change, Evidence, Special Education, Middle School Students, Literature Reviews, Interrater Reliability, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Instructional Materials, Educational Practices, Sight Vocabulary, Technology Uses in Education, Sight Method
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001