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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Little, Mary Annette
Author's Email Address annette.little@vanderbilt.edu
URN etd-04022007-132033
Title Self-regulated strategies development for improving the writing skills of students with internalizing behavior patterns and writing concerns.
Degree PhD
Department Special Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kathleen Lane Committee Chair
Joseph Wehby Committee Member
Karen Harris Committee Member
Steve Graham Committee Member
Vicki Harris Committee Member
  • writing intervention
  • writing instruction
  • self-regulation
  • internalizing behavior
  • behavior disorders
  • writing concerns
Date of Defense 2007-03-27
Availability unrestricted
To date only a handful of studies have been conducted to investigate improving the writing skills of students with EBD and only 1 evaluating the effects of writing on students at risk for internalizing behavior problems. This is concerning considering writing in communication and expression of feelings. The effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (Harris & Graham, 1996) on persuasive writing, academic engagement, and disruptive behaviors of 6 second grade students with internalizing behavioral concerns and co-occurring limited writing abilities was examined in this study. Results suggest improvements in the number of essay elements included, essay lengths, and to a lesser extent, the quality of essays after SRSD instruction for persuasive writing. Functional relations between SRSD instruction and behavioral outcomes were not established.
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