Features of Effective Interventions for Non-responders: A Synthesis of the Research
Lo, Yu-Ling, 1979-
The present synthesis is an extension of Wanzek and Vaughn on early reading interventions for students who did not respond to initial intervention and are at risk for reading difficulties and disabilities. Five studies published between 2005 and 2007 are examined on features of the intervention. Some findings aligned with those of Wanzek and Vaughn, such as duration of interventions did not impact outcomes and earlier intervention starting from kindergarten had larger impact across measures. Other findings differed from the previous findings, such as group size was not a determining factor. Furthermore, there are other features discussed in the present research that were not identified in the previous synthesis, such as role of implementers. Further research suggestions and limitations are also discussed in the present synthesis.