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Hooper, Stephen R.; Costa, Lara-Jeane C.; McBee, Matthew; Anderson, Kathleen L.; Yerby, Donna Carlson; Childress, Amy; Knuth, Sean B. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2013
In a randomized controlled trial, 205 students were followed from grades 1 to 3 with a focus on changes in their writing trajectories following an evidence-based intervention during the spring of second grade. Students were identified as being at-risk (n = 138), and then randomized into treatment (n = 68) versus business-as-usual conditions (n =…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Written Language, Writing Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Torgesen, Joseph K.; Wagner, Richard K.; Rashotte, Carol A.; Herron, Jeannine; Lindamood, Patricia – Annals of Dyslexia, 2010
The relative effectiveness of two computer-assisted instructional programs designed to provide instruction and practice in foundational reading skills was examined. First-grade students at risk for reading disabilities received approximately 80 h of small-group instruction in four 50-min sessions per week from October through May. Approximately…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Intervention