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Klesczewski, Julia; Brandenburg, Janin; Fischbach, Anne; Schuchardt, Kirsten; Grube, Dietmar; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Büttner, Gerhard – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Based on the finding that children with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD) have deficits in working memory (WM), the question arises as to whether these children differ from typical learners only in the level or also in the developmental trajectories of WM functioning. To this end, the WM of 80 children with MLD and 71 typical learners was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Buttner, Gerhard; Hasselhorn, Marcus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Students with difficulties in specific cognitive processes and academic achievement with otherwise normal levels of intellectual functioning are classified as having a learning disability (LD). In spite of extensive recent research in a number of disciplines, controversial debate continues with regard to several issues. To reconcile some of them…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Cognitive Processes, Definitions
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Schmid, Johanna M.; Labuhn, Andju S.; Hasselhorn, Marcus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
This study investigates response inhibition and its relationship to phonological processing in third-graders with and without dyslexia. Children with dyslexia (n = 20) and children without dyslexia (n = 16) were administered a stop signal task and a digit span forwards task. Initial analyses revealed phonological processing deficits in terms of a…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Inhibition, Phonology, Children
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Hasselhorn, Marcus; Mahler, Claudia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
In two studies, 10-year-olds from 2 German special schools as well as typically developing children of the same chronological age (CA controls) or the same mental age (MA controls) were compared on several aspects of working memory functions (i.e., size and input quality of the phonological store, speed and automatic activation of the subvocal…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Age, German, Control Groups