Authors: Konrad M, Trela K,Test DW
Title: Using IEP Goals and Objectives to Teach Paragraph Writing to High School Students with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Source: Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities 2006 41(2): 111-124
Year: 2006
Research Design: Single Case Design

Current research and legislation show a need for special education instruction to be more closely aligned with general education curriculum and develop strategies that support the development of self determination skills in students with disabilities. The present study embeds self-determination skills of writing annual goals and objectives in the language arts goal of writing a paragraph. GO 4 IT...NOW!, a self-regulated writing strategy, was used with four high school students with disabilities. Paragraphs written about IEP goals were scored for content and quality. Data were also collected on quality scores for daily paragraphs and student satisfaction with learning the strategy. Results showed a functional relationship between GO 4 IT...NOW! instruction and increase in IEP content and quality scores.

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