KU Center for Research on Learning

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Effects of generalization instruction on the written language performance of adolescents with learning disabilities in the mainstream classroom


Schmidt, J.L., Deshler, D.D., Schumaker, J.B., & Alley, G.R. (1989). Effects of generalization instruction on the written language performance of adolescents with learning disabilities in the mainstream classroom. Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities, 4(4), 291-309.

Topic: Instruction and Intervention Issues
Subcategory: Research
Summary: A multiple baseline across strategies design with performance of each of four written language strategies (Sentence Writing, Paragraph Writing, Error Monitoring, and Theme Writing) is employed to determine how much direct instruction is required to ensure generalization of the four strategies to written assignments in secondary English and social studies content classes.


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