M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
First grade (Education); Learning disabled children--Education; Listening--Study and teaching (Primary)
Disability and Equity in Education
This study investigated the teaching of listening skills as a way to possibly decrease full referrals to the Child Study Team. The subjects were regular first grade students in four different classrooms. The procedure consisted of teachers using specific interventions to maintain focus, increase concentration, decrease distractibility and improve academic achievement. A comparison was made between pre and posttest scores on checklists, a comprehension passage, repeating and performing two and three-step directions, and anecdotal records. Conclusions can be drawn from the results, that students who are taught effective listening skills will demonstrate positive growth in focus, concentration and academic achievement; but need additional, specific skills to handle distractibility.
Garnett, Karen E., "Teaching listening skills to pre-referral students to decrease full child study team referrals" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2157.