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Reading and Writing Profiles of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Principal Investigator: Derek Rodgers
Co-Principal Investigators: Susan Loveall
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.
Nebraska researchers are developing a detailed literacy profile to identify strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing and cognition skills among students with IDD.