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Reading and Writing Profiles of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research Team


Principal Investigator: Derek Rodgers

Co-Principal Investigators: Susan Loveall

Funding Information

Funding Agency: Office of Research and Economic Development Research Council: Faculty Seed Grants

Award Date: Jan 29, 2020

End Date: Dec 30, 2020


This study is designed to develop a detailed literacy profile that identifies strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing skills in students ages 13 to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and to investigate the moderating effects of cognitive abilities on these skills. 

A detailed literacy profile will provide researchers and practitioners with an improved understanding of the unique literacy abilities of students with IDD and a framework for developing targeted literacy interventions. 

Academic Intervention & Learning

Nebraska researchers are developing a detailed literacy profile to identify strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing and cognition skills among students with IDD.
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