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Curcic, Svjetlana; Platt, Sara – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a writing intervention with three African American male third graders with a learning disability in reading and low writing skills. The participants were instructed in planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising, supported by dictation and transcription of students' thoughts with the "Dragon…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Elementary School Students, African American Students
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Flores, Margaret M.; Kaffar, Bradley J.; Hinton, Vanessa – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2019
Mathematics learning standards across the United States include conceptual knowledge of numbers and use of modeling and explanation within computation. The concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence and the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) have been shown to be effective in increasing students' fluency in computation, including…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Direct Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication
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Siegel, Linda S. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2019
Dyslexia and other learning disabilities are not being properly recognized and treated in our educational system or society at large. Unrecognized and untreated learning disabilities represent a serious social and economic problem, not only to the individual but to society as a whole. For example, antisocial behavior, as seen in prison populations…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Screening Tests
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Riccomini, Paul J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Neally, Allison; Stagliano, Christina; Kurz, Leigh Ann; Brigham, Frederick – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2019
Oral reading fluency (ORF) assessments measure how quickly and accurately students read within one minute. They are widely used at the elementary level; however, due to the typical structure and class sizes in middle schools, such individualized assessments are less feasible and, therefore, less frequently used. Two exploratory studies…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Middle School Students
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Grünke, Matthias; Saddler, Bruce; Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Moeyaert, Mariola – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2019
Writing becomes increasingly more imperative across all content areas as students progress through secondary school. However, many of them struggle with the complex process of putting thoughts and ideas onto paper or into a keyboard. Adolescents with learning disabilities (LDs), in particular, are usually challenged by writing activities. One…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Writing Skills, Grade 8, Learning Disabilities
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Webb, M. Brady – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
Estimates of the global prevalence of learning disabilities (LD) range from 5-17%. A host of negative outcomes have been associated with LD, particularly for people of low socioeconomic status within developed nations and for people in developing nations. The goal of this study was to identify global research priorities that address the persistent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Global Approach, Socioeconomic Status, Research
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Poch, Apryl L.; Lembke, Erica S. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
According to the Simple View of Writing, four primary skills are necessary for successful writing (Berninger & Amtmann, 2003; Berninger & Winn, 2006). Transcription skills (e.g., handwriting, spelling) represent lower-order cognitive tasks, whereas text generation skills (e.g., ideation, translation) represent higher-order…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Executive Function, Short Term Memory, Factor Analysis
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Kopelman-Rubin, Daphne; Klomek, Anat Brunstein; Al-Yagon, Michal; Mufson, Laura; Apter, Alan; Mikulincer, Mario – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study examined the contribution of executive functioning (EF) to improvements in psychiatric symptomatology following I Can Succeed (ICS; Kopelman-Rubin, 2012) psychotherapy, a skill-enhancement intervention designed to target EF and socio-emotional aspects of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Forty adolescents with SLD underwent ICS in…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Adolescents
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Graham, Lorraine – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
William M. Cruickshank (e.g., Cruickshank 1952, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1985) was a man of strong opinions and a prolific writer. Not only did he contribute to the very beginning of the field of learning disabilities (LD), he strongly advocated for students with LD. He firmly believed that students with learning disabilities needed very competent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Independent Study, Reading Difficulties
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Bryant, Brian R.; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Roberts, Greg; Fall, Anna-Maria – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an early numeracy intervention delivered by kindergarten teachers to students identified as having mathematics difficulties. A multigroup growth-modeling-with-random-assignment-to-intervention-condition design was employed. Thirty-two teachers were randomly assigned to the treatment or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Numeracy, Early Intervention
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Dennis, Minyi Shih; Bryant, Brian R.; Calhoon, Mary Beth – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Oral reading fluency (ORF) has been widely used as a measure of students' overall reading competency. However, accuracy, or words correct per minute (wcpm), derived from ORF testing may not reveal all aspects of a student's reading abilities. The present study investigated the oral reading miscue patterns of students with and without learning…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading
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Chard, David J. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
In June 2016, David J. Chard had the honor of delivering the William Cruickshank Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD). This article contains the set of questions he asked himself as he prepared the presentation and a brief of the comments that unfolded during his talk.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disabilities
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Dunn, Michael; Miller, Darcy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Students with learning disabilities in writing often experience challenges with many or all of the components of creating text. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2012), 95% of 8th- and 12th-grade students with disabilities failed to score within the proficient range in writing. This multiple-baseline-across-participants…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Mnemonics, Handheld Devices, Learning Disabilities
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Meltzer, Lynn; Basho, Surina; Reddy, Ranjini; Kurkul, Katelyn – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
This exploratory study examined the impact of an in-school intervention program that blends peer mentoring with executive function strategy instruction for at-risk learners. More specifically, the study focused on evaluating the effects of the SMARTS Executive Function and Mentoring intervention on students' strategy use, effort, academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Executive Function, Self Concept, Peer Relationship
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Barth, Amy E.; Vaughn, Sharon; McCulley, Elisabeth V. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Reading comprehension is an essential academic skill (Nash & Snowling, 2006;National Reading Panel, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000).Yet, among students in the eighth grade, approximately 64% of all students and 91% of students with disabilities do not read at proficient levels (National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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