Improving the compositions of students with learning disabilities using a strategy involving product and process goal setting

Except Child. 1992 Feb;58(4):322-34. doi: 10.1177/001440299205800405.


This study was conducted to determine if a planning and writing strategy would improve the essay writing of students with learning disabilities. Four participants were taught a strategy designed to facilitate the setting of product and process goals, generation and organization of notes, continued planning during writing, and evaluation of goal attainment. Training effects were investigated using a multiple probe design across subjects. Strategy instruction had a positive effect on students' essay writing performance and knowledge of the writing process, and effects were maintained over time.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Child
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Special*
  • Female
  • Goals*
  • Humans
  • Learning Disabilities / psychology
  • Learning Disabilities / therapy*
  • Male
  • Writing*