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Degree Name

M.A. Learning Disabilities


Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education


College of Education


Accardo, Amy

Committee Member 1

Kuder, Sydney J.

Committee Member 2

Shuff, Midge


Learning disabled children--Education; Teaching teams


Special Education and Teaching


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the station model of co-teaching on the academic achievement and attention, focus and engagement of students with learning disabilities, as well as, the students' satisfaction with this model. The study utilized an ABAB single subject design to look at one of the six models developed by Friend and Cook (2004) allowing educators to combine their expertise to meet the needs of students in an inclusive setting. The results reveal the station model of co-teaching to be beneficial for students with learning disabilities in the areas of academic achievement and engagement. The data collected and analyzed on the group show an increase in academic achievement from each baseline to intervention phase as well as from intervention to invention phase. The findings show by the second phase of intervention, student focus and attention occurred over 50% of the time for all students. Positive results were gathered from the student satisfaction survey for station teaching with most students agreeing with the statements relating to its benefits and implementation. Research into the station model for both students with learning disabilities and those without learning disabilities would be beneficial.