Middle and High School Students with Learning Disabilities: Practical Academic Interventions for General Education Teachers - A Review of the Literature

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Anderson S., Yılmaz Tüzün Ö., Wasburn-Moses L.

American Secondary Education, vol.32, no.2, pp.19-38, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: American Secondary Education
  • Journal Indexes: Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-38
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


 Increasingly, students with learning disabilities are being educated in the general education setting by general education teachers. This trend benefit all students. This article reviews of the literature from 1986 to 2002 in order to identify and examine academic interventions for mid- dle and high school students with learning disabilities that can be applied to various subject areas. The practices that appeared to be most effective were categorized under the following headings: (a) mnemonic instruction, (b) graphic organizers, (c) guided notes, (d) class wide peer tutoring, (e) coached elaboration, and (f) inquiry teaching.