This review focuses on interventions designed for use in a school-based setting with students in grades K–12 (generally aged 5–18) with a learning disability. The review examines the effect of interventions on the following types of outcomes: academic, problem behaviors, school engagement, self-determination, and social-emotional competence. Interventions must be implemented in authentic education settings.
The following research questions guide this review:
- Which interventions are effective at improving outcomes for students with learning disabilities? Are some interventions more effective than others for students with specific learning disabilities?
- Does the effectiveness of interventions for students with learning disabilities vary by type of outcome?
- Are some interventions more effective for particular subgroups of students with learning disabilities (for example, differences based on age groups, English learner status, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and school level) or in particular settings?