Meta-Synthesis of Practitioner Journals to Analyze Type, Rate and Quality of Published Articles to Support Students with Learning Disabilities

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Spring 2014


A synthesis was conducted to determine the quality and rate of articles published in two prominent journals over the last decade -2003-2013- in the field of special education to help students with Learning Disabilities. In general, analyses of the journals Teaching Exceptional Children and Intervention in School and Clinic revealed that a small portion (17.9%) of 1030 published articles were evidence-based practices. The journals were mostly concerned with elementary school and reading. The articles covered a wide range of topics on special education for students with disabilities and students who are gifted.


Brittany Hott

Subject Categories

Education | Special Education and Teaching