Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patricia R. Whitfield, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Stephen C. Keith, Ed.D

Third Advisor

Rachel Mathews, Ed.D.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Write Source 2000 Program on adolescent students with learning disabilities in the area of writing. A single-subject was used in this A-B design. In the study the subject was exposed to various writing techniques found in the Write Source 2000 Program. A pre-writing sample was taken before treatment began. This writing sample was assessed with a Rubric Writing Assessment. Mid-way through treatment another writing sample was taken and assessed with the Rubric Writing Assessment. The student was also at this time placed into a regular education classroom where the Write Source 2000 Program was being used in addition to the one-on-one instruction that was being received. A final writing sample was taken at the end of the treatment and assessed with the Rubric Writing Assessment. The results of the subject's writing samples were analyzed and indicate an increase in writing skills in all components in the Rubric Writing Assessment.



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