Education and Human Sciences, College of (CEHS)


First Advisor

Michael Hebert

Second Advisor

John Maag

Date of this Version


Document Type



A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Special Education, Under the supervision of Professor Michael Hebert and John Maag. Lincoln, Nebraska : July 13th, 2018.

Copyright (c) 2018 Kayla Monique Ramos


Researchers have found that students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) typically struggle during all stages of the writing process and they are the most under-researched category of writers. A promising new approach to teaching sentence writing is Sentence Instruction. The present study investigated the effects of Sentence Instruction on students at-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. A single case, multiple probe design across three students was used. The intervention led to an increase in complete sentences and percent of correct word sequences.

Advisors: Michael Hebert and John Maag