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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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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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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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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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Lyytinen, Heikki – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
A fundamental skill for growth and improvement in modern society is the ability to read--a skill still denied to many millions of children across the globe. A number of factors share the responsibility for this dilemma. In developing countries, most potential readers live under conditions where instruction is non-optimal or even unavailable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Children, Reading Difficulties
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Meltzer, Lynn – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
Success in our 21st century schools is linked with students' mastery of a wide range of academic and technological skills that rely heavily on executive function processes. This article describes a theoretical paradigm for understanding, assessing, and teaching that emphasizes the central importance of six executive function processes: goal…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Metacognition, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Tannock, Rosemary – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," was published in May 2013, amidst a storm of controversy. This article focuses on changes made to the diagnostic criteria for Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). Primary criticisms of the changes in the SLD concern…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Scruggs, Thomas E. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2012
Differential facilitation refers to interventions that influence sample subgroups in different ways. This article discusses the concept of differential facilitation in special education and how it has influenced our characterizations of learning disabilities, from the historical search for disordinal aptitude treatment interactions to the present…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers