The effects of schema-based instruction on the mathematical word-problem-solving performance of students with learning disabilities

Asha K. Jitendra, Kathryn Hoff

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of a schema-based direct instruction strategy on the word-problem-solving performance of three third- and fourth-grade students (2 girls, 1 boy) with learning disabilities. An adapted multiple-probe-across-students design was used. Results indicated that the intervention was successful in increasing the percentage of correct solutions to word problems for all 3 students. In addition, maintenance of word-problem solving was seen 2 to 3 weeks after the study. Student interviews indicated that the strategy was beneficial. Further research with different students and problem types (e.g., multistep) and an investigation of the long-term effects of the strategy and its use in novel settings appear warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-431
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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