Increasing Learning Outcomes for Students With Disabilities Using Response Cards

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe how a response card intervention fits into a comprehensive role as outlined by Domain 3 of the NASP Practice Model.
  2. design a response card intervention for individuals enrolled in a transition postsecondary education class for students with intellectual disability.
  3. explain how active responding influences student learning outcomes.


This study extends research on response card interventions to include students enrolled in Transition Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID). A reversal design will be used to determine if a response card intervention increases learning outcomes through active responding. The results of this study will: (a) Evaluate the effectiveness of two response card interventions and (b) Inform those who work with TPSID programs of interventions to improve learning outcomes.



Jessica D. Kotik, The University of Tennessee
Valerie E. Hogan-Sandi, The University of Tennessee
Chelsea S. Wilson, The University of Tennessee


Christopher H. Skinner, Merilee McCurdy


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