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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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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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Brendefur, Jonathan; Johnson, Evelyn S.; Thiede, Keith W.; Smith, Everett V.; Strother, Sam; Severson, Herbert H.; Beaulieu, John – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Students who complete kindergarten with an inadequate knowledge of basic mathematics concepts and skills will continue to experience difficulties with mathematics throughout their elementary and secondary years and may be at increased risk for math disabilities. There is a critical need to identify students experiencing difficulties in mathematics…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Desoete, Annemmie; De Weerd, Frauke; Vanderswalmen, Ruth; De Bond, Annemie – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
The study was conducted to look at differences between children who outgrew and did not outgrow an early diagnosis of mathematical learning disorder (MD; n=13), and peers without MD (n=13). Children were tested at 5, 6, 7 and 10 years of age. About 54% of the children with an early diagnosis of MD still experienced mathematical difficulties at the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Disability Identification, Mathematics Skills
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Orosco, Michael J. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
Math content for English Language Learners (ELLs) is unforgiving in terms of the constant need to build specific math and reading knowledge. As a result, ELLs may not only need math support but also reading comprehension support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a word problem solving strategy called Estrat├ęgica…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic American Students
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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