Authors: Solis M, Ciullo S, Vaughn S, Pyle N, Hassaram B, Leroux A
Title: Reading Comprehension Interventions for Middle School Students With Learning Disabilities: A Synthesis of 30 Years of Research
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities 2012 45(4): 327-340
Year: 2012
Research Design: Systematic Review

The authors conducted a synthesis of studies of reading comprehension interventions for middle school students (Grades 6-8) identified with a learning disability. They identified 12 studies between 1979 and 2009 with treatment and comparison designs and 2 single-participant studies. Findings from the studies indicate large effect sizes for researcher-developed comprehension measures. Few studies (n = 4) reported standardized measures of reading comprehension, which indicated medium effect sizes. The majority of study treatments (n = 13) utilized strategy instruction related to main idea or summarization.

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