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Swanson, H. Lee; Lussier, Catherine M.; Orosco, Michael J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study investigated the role of strategy instruction and working memory capacity (WMC) on word problem solving accuracy in children with (n = 100) and without (n = 92) math difficulties (MD). Within classrooms, children in Grades 2 and 3 were randomly assigned to one of four treatment conditions: verbal-only strategies (e.g., underlining…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Short Term Memory, Problem Solving
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Adams, Anne-Marie; Simmons, Fiona R.; Willis, Catherine S.; Porter, Sarah – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: The spontaneous recoding of visual stimuli into a phonological code to aid short-term retention has been associated with progress in learning to read (Palmer, 2000b). Aim: This study examined whether there was a comparable association with the development of writing skills. Sample: One hundred eight children (64 males) in the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Cognitive Processes