Peer-assisted learning: The effects of cooperative learning and cross-age peer tutoring with word processing on writing skills of students with learning disabilities

Examined effects of combining cross-age tutoring, peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and computer-mediated writing in a peer-assisted learning package on writing skills of second through sixth graders with learning disabilities. Found that the treatment group enjoyed working with partners, asked each other for help, had friendships extending outside the treatment setting, and had improved attitudes toward writing.

Utay, C., Utay, J.
Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, Vol. 8, 165-185.
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Content Area: 
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
opportunities to learn concepts
National Writing Next Standards: 
editing and revising
planning and organizing
English Language Arts: