The Effectiveness of Incremental Rehearsal and Implications for Schools

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

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

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the overall effectiveness of incremental rehearsal.
  2. consider when it may be appropriate to use or recommend incremental rehearsal in school-based practice, based on existing research.
  3. understand the status of the research on incremental rehearsal including areas for future research.


We will summarize the results of a review and meta-analysis of the research on incremental rehearsal (IR). IR has been widely researched and been found to be effective overall. However, IR is an intensive intervention, with some researchers questioning its efficiency. We will report the results of an update review and meta-analysis of the IR research, emphasizing its effectiveness, efficiency, and the potential utility of modifications to enhance effectiveness or efficiency.



Shawna Petersen-Brown, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Elizabeth J. Kinsey Hawley, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Emily K. Fischer, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Iwalani N. Dela Paz, Minnesota State University, Mankato


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