Brief Experimental Analysis of Written Letter Formation: Single-Case Demonstration

  • Matthew K. Burns
  • Zoila M. Ganuza
  • Rachel M. London
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10864-008-9076-z

Cite this article as:
Burns, M.K., Ganuza, Z.M. & London, R.M. J Behav Educ (2009) 18: 20. doi:10.1007/s10864-008-9076-z

Abstract

Many students experience difficulty in acquiring basic writing skills and educators need to efficiently address those deficits by implementing an intervention with a high likelihood for success. The current article demonstrates the utility of using a brief experimental analysis (BEA) to identify a letter-formation intervention for a second-grade student with handwriting difficulties. The results suggested that the BEA led to differentiated results for letter formation interventions, and the identified intervention was implemented for 8 weeks with moderate effectiveness. Suggestions for future research are included.

Keywords

Brief experimental analysisWriting intervention

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew K. Burns
    • 1
  • Zoila M. Ganuza
    • 1
  • Rachel M. London
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA