Intervention for Struggling Writers in Elementary School: A Review of the Literature


This issue of NASET’s Practical Teacher was written by Jennifer Friesland. Many researchers have conducted studies on different methods to help students who are struggling with writing. In reviewing the following literature, there are a number of studies that touch on different aspects of writing. There are different types of interventions used during these studies, such as writing workshops, expressive writing, computer-based planning and playing music in the background.  There are also studies on the types of measurements used to assess writing, since there is a gap in research that pertains to finding valid assessments to identify writing difficulties (Ritchey & Coker, 2014). Most of the studies focus on specific participants such as, students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), middle school age students, or students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD).


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