Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities
Swanson, H. Lee, The Exceptional Parent
Background and purpose
In the last 20 years, the number of children classified as having learning disabilities has increased substantially, from roughly three-quarters of a million in 1976 to more than 2.6 million in 1997. These children currently make up almost half of schools' special education population, yet it is still unclear which teaching strategies best help these children. Furthermore, a review of past literature reveals few systematic analysis of instructional approaches for students who have learning disabilities. This lack of clear direction creates confusion about how best to educate these students.
Clearly, students with learning disabilities are a heterogeneous group and no general or single intervention can be recommended for these students. However, this report can offer recommendations from its investigation of evidence derived from many different studies on teaching students with learning disabilities. In this meta-analysis we synthesize research on the effects of various forms of instruction intended to improve students' academics (e.g., reading, mathematics), cognition (e.g., problem solving) or …
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Publication information: Article title: Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities. Contributors: Swanson, H. Lee - Author. Magazine title: The Exceptional Parent. Volume: 29. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 1999. Page number: 62. © 1999 EP Global Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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