KU Center for Research on Learning

KU Center for Research on Learning

Grounding interventions for students with learning disabilities in "powerful ideas"


Deshler, D.D. (1998). Grounding interventions for students with learning disabilities in "powerful ideas." Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 13(1), 29-34.

Topic: Instruction and Intervention Issues
Subcategory: Think Piece
Summary: This article highlights two of Dr. Samuel Kirk’s “powerful ideas” (understanding the unique learning characteristics of each student and adhering to known principles of instruction) and describes how they have had a significant impact on Dr. Deshler’s work, as well as on much of the research conducted over the past 20 years by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.


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