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Chard, D. J., Vaughn, S., & Tyler, B. (2002). A synthesis of research on effective interventions for building reading fluency with elementary students with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35, 386–406.

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We review the body of research on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities.

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Instead, Tier 3 interventions should be specific to individual student needs and involve sufficient resources to address those needs (Burns & Gibbons, 2008).

Meta-analytic research has found several effective interventions for students with severe learning difficulties and identified learning disabilities including mnemonic strategies, explicit reading comprehension instruction (e.g., vocabulary, pre- and mid-reading, and direct instruction of strategies), behavior modification, and direct instruction (Kavale & Forness, 2000).

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Moreover, several components of effective interventions for students with learning disabilities that could inform Tier 3 interventions were identified with meta-analytic research (Swanson & Sachse-Lee, 2000) and a research synthesis (Burns, VanDerHeyden, & Boice, 2008).

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is one part of Don Johnston's Solo Literacy Suite, which is research based and designed for readers in grades 3-9 (interest level grades 3-12), learners who are below grade level in reading, or those with individual education plans. It features an accessible text-to-speech reader, vocabulary support that reads a word aloud along with its definition, a multicolor highlighting function, and a pacing strategy to allow learners time to build comprehension. Teachers can use it to differentiate and customize instruction using templates. Pricing packages are available at the web site.

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read One of the keys to comprehension is that the student must be actively involved.

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Four single subject studies implemented interventions with a comprehension focus (; ; ; ). Following up on the experimental study of the self-regulated strategy TWA described earlier, Mason et al. implemented a single subject study of the TWA reading strategy instruction combined with PLANS (Pick goals, List ways to meet goals, And, make Notes and Sequence notes) writing strategy instruction. Three instructional groups of 3 students each were included in the study. Participants with both reading difficulties and disabilities were included. Reading outcome measures consisted of oral and written retells of expository science or social studies passages. Students were scored according to the number of information units included in the retell as well as the quality of the retell. Quality was rated on a 7-point scale (0 points to 6 points) researcher-developed scale based on the student capturing the main ideas of the passage in the retell. Mean increases in information units from baseline to postinstruction ranged from 5.34–5.86 for oral retell and 8.23–18.87 for written retell across the three instructional groups. Mean increases in quality scores ranged from 2.17 to 3.00 for oral retell and 2.47–3.00 for written retell.

Reading Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities Improving comprehension of expository text in students with LD: A research synthesis.

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Twenty years ago, research on the reading comprehension problems of students with learning disabilities focused on their difficulties with decoding text.

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Abstract Fluent word reading is hypothesized to facilitate reading comprehension by improving automatic word reading, thus releasing a reader's cognitive resources to focus on meaning. Many students with learning disabilities (LD) struggle to develop reading fluency, which affects reading comprehension. This synthesis extends Chard, Vaughn, and Tyler's (2002) review, synthesizing fluency intervention research from 2001 to 2014. The search yielded 19 studies examining reading fluency and comprehension outcomes of reading fluency interventions for students with LD in kindergarten through 5th grade. Results showed re...