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ERIC Number: EJ788224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
The Effects of the Paired Associates Strategy (PAS) on the Recall of Factual Information by Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Patwa, Shamim S.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Madaus, Joseph W.
School Psychology Review, v34 n4 p556-570 2005
Despite the success of independence-oriented interventions such as strategy instruction (SI) in secondary populations, very little research has examined the effectiveness of SI at the postsecondary level. Thus, we sought to determine if one form of SI, the Paired Associates Strategy (PAS), improved the recall of factual information by postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Results suggest that PAS, in a modified format, was generally effective in increasing recall of information by all 5 participants. However, recall of information did not maintain. In addition, student perception varied regarding the usefulness of the strategy and its application to other situations. Implications, limitations, and future research directions are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement