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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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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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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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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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Grünke, Matthias; Boon, Richard T.; Burke, Mack D. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of this study was to illustrate the use of the randomization test for single-case research designs (SCR; Kratochwill & Levin, 2010). To demonstrate the application of this approach, a systematic replication of Grünke, Wilbert, and Calder Stegemann (2013) was conducted to evaluate the effects of a story map to improve the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
This study examined the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Arabic translated version of the Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests (RAN/RAS; Wolf & Denckla, 2005) for Jordanian students. RAN/RAS tests are a vital assessment tool to distinguish good readers from poor readers. These tests have been…
Descriptors: Naming, Semitic Languages, Reading Tests, Test Reliability
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Robledo-Ramón, Patricia; García-Sánchez, Jesús N. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2012
The goal of this study was to determine if there were any differences in dynamic family variables, home climate, parents' attitudes towards their children and parental involvement in education, in relation to the students' typological characteristics. The sample consisted of 87 families of pupils (fourth year primary-first year secondary). The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Participation, Special Education