M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Homework; Learning disabled children
Special Education and Teaching
A three phase integrated intervention of study skills and work habits direct instruction, use of a self-monitoring device where all homework information and its completion was recorded, and a modified behavior management using self-selected extrinsic rewards was implemented. The sample for this study was three sixth grade learning disabled students serviced in a resource center. The purpose of this study was to determine which, if any, of these interventions would produce a positive effect in the ability of these students to complete independent tasks. While each of the interventions did bring about an improved homework completion rate, it was determine that the self-monitoring device caused the greatest improvement. It was concluded that this intervention was the most effective means of motivating these students to complete homework assignments.
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