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Praet, Magda; Desoete, Annemie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
The purpose of the present pilot study was to evaluate the effects of particular educational math games in kindergarten on numerical skills in Grade 1. Our participants were 49 children with early math difficulties, 65 average achievers, and 48 high-achieving 5-year-old children. All of them played various adaptive math games for 5 weeks. To avoid…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Learning Problems, Mathematics Skills
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Barber, Mariah; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Council, Morris, III; Konrad, Moira; Gardner, Ralph; Telesman, Alana O. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of a novel computer software program, Reading RACES (Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories), on the oral reading fluency and comprehension of three urban first graders who were English language learners (ELLs) and showed reading/special education risk. The individually administered intervention consisted of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Grünke, Matthias; Janning, Andriana Maria; Sperling, Marko – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
The purpose of this single-case study was to evaluate the effects of a peer-tutoring intervention on the text production skills of three third graders with severe learning and speech difficulties. All tutees were initially able to produce only very short stories. During the course of the treatment, higher performing classmates taught them how to…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Grade 3
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Evidence-based programs and interventions targeting special education programs fall within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) which consists of increased instructional time, interventions, and improved educational outcomes for students in general and special education. The NASP Position Statement, "Appropriate Behavioral, Social, and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Fenty, Nicole; Mulcahy, Candace; Washburn, Erin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest group design was used to determine whether computer-assisted fluency instruction is as effective as print-based, teacher-led fluency instruction in improving fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills in third grade students experiencing delayed fluency development. Fifty participants were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Failure, Reading Fluency, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Brown, Tiara S.; Solis, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
"Reading comprehension" is difficult for many students with disabilities, including those with specific learning disabilities. However these students can be explicitly taught strategies to improve their comprehension abilities. One such strategy is teaching students story grammar in order to provide them with a framework for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Grade 3
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Harn, Beth; Basaraba, Deni; Chard, David; Fritz, Ronda – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Great progress has been made in learning how to provide more responsive instructional and behavioral supports to students through efforts in Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports. This article presents information and data on a longitudinal study designed to accelerate first graders at-risk for reading…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Response to Intervention
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Saddler, Bruce; Saddler, Kristie; Befoorhooz, Bita; Cuccio-Slichko, Julie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
A random national sampling of primary grade teachers in the United States were surveyed to determine how they teach revising to writers in the elementary grades. Our findings suggest that in our sample of teachers, little time is dedicated in the school day to writing and especially revising. The teachers believed that more time spent revising did…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Writing Instruction
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts
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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
The inclusion of children with special educational needs (SEN) in general education classrooms in Europe due to education policy and social developments is currently up for debate, especially in Germany. This paper addresses whether or not co-education of students with and without classroom problems and/or disabilities has negative consequences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Colomer, Carla; Re, Anna M.; Miranda, Ana; Lucangeli, Daniela – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the specific numerical and calculation abilities of 28 children with ADHD without comorbid mathematical learning disabilities (LD), ranging from the 1st to the 5th grade of primary school, and to examine the stability or the development of the arithmetic profile. Our results showed that a high percentage of…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Children
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Desoete, Annemie; Stock, Pieter – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
Counting abilities have been described as determinative precursors for a good development of later mathematical abilities. However, an important part of variance in mathematical achievement has also been associated with differences between instruction methods given in schools. In this study counting and instruction as predictors for mathematical…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Computation, Mathematics Achievement
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The current study examined whether the parental practice of delayed kindergarten entrance, also known as academic red-shirting, was associated with gains in academic achievement among children with learning disabilities. Results indicate no significant differences in the academic achievement among children with learning disabilities who were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Nowicki, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
Research is clear about children's negative biases toward the opposite gender, toward peers of lower learning ability, and toward out-group members in general, especially among younger children. In adulthood, the magnitude and valence of attitudes may be dependent on cognitive, behavioral, or affective response classes, but little is known of how…
Descriptors: Children, Attitude Measures, Schemata (Cognition), Age Differences