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Giesen, J. Martin; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; McDonnall, Michele Capella – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Elementary and middle school students who are blind or visually impaired (VI) lag up to three years behind non-disabled peers in mathematics achievement. We investigated the impact of academic supports in the school on mathematics achievement, controlling grade, gender, cognitive disability, and family SES. Data were from SEELS (Special Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Achievement Gap
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; University, Mu'tah; Urso, Annmarie; Mather, Nancy – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study explored four hypotheses: (a) the relationships among rapid automatized naming (RAN) and processing speed (PS) to irregular word, non-word, and word reading; (b) the predictive power of various RAN and PS measures, (c) the cognitive correlates that best predicted irregular word, non-word, and word reading, and (d) reading performance of…
Descriptors: Reading, Naming, Cognitive Processes, Measures (Individuals)
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Mastergeorge, Ann M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The rising incidence of autism and placement in general education necessitates a greater understanding of the impact of educational placement on academic achievement for adolescents with autism. In the present study, the academic profiles of adolescents with autism who have been educated in inclusive and self-contained settings are described using…
Descriptors: Autism, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Patton, Beverly; Crosby, Shane; Houchins, David; Jolivette, Kristine – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to extend the Great Leaps Reading Program (GLR) knowledge base by combining the fluency intervention of the GLR Program with a comprehension strategy. The participants were 59 first, second, and third grade students who were randomly assigned to one of two treatments. The Treatment group one received the GLR Program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading