The cognitive strategy in writing: Welcome relief for adolescents with learning disabilities

This article describes the Cognitive Strategy in Writing program (originally intended for elementary-age students), and adaptation and application of the social constructivist approach with seven junior high and high school students with learning disabilities. Pretest-posttest assessment indicated dramatic improvements in overall quality and specific writing skills. Several students adapted the strategies in other classes.

Author: 
Hallenbeck, M.J.
Year: 
1996
Source: 
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, Vol. 11, 107-119.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
Grade Level: 
intermediate elementary
middle school
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
organize and plan