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Reading Comprehension Interventions for Middle School Students With Learning Disabilities: A Synthesis of 30 Years of Research
Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Michael Solis
  • Stephen Ciullo
  • Sharon Vaughn
  • Nicole Pyle, Utah State University
  • Bindiya Hassaram
  • Audrey Leroux
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Sage Journals
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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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Solis, M., Ciullo, S., Vaughn, S., Pyle, N., Hassaram, B., & Leroux, A. (2012). Reading comprehension interventions for middle school students with learning disabilities: A synthesis of 30 years of research. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45(4), 327-340. doi: 10.1177/0022219411402691