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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