EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Graphic Organizers and Their Effects on the Reading Comprehension of Students with LD: A Synthesis of Research
Kim, A. H., Vaughn, S., et al.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37(2), 105-118.
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Description: This is a meta-analysis of group design intervention studies investigating the effect of graphic organizers on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities (LD).
What are the effects of graphic organizers on reading comprehension for students with LD?
Population: Students in grades K-12 with an identified LD.
- semantic organizer
- cognitive maps with a mnemonic
- cognitive maps without a mnemonic
- framed outlines
Number of Studies Included: 21
Years Included: 1996 - June 2001
Keywords: Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Written Language Disorders
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Added to Compendium: January 2012