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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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Schindler, Maike; Bader, Eveline; Lilienthal, Achim J.; Schindler, Florian; Schabmann, Alfred – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Quantity recognition in whole number representations is a fundamental skill children need to acquire in their mathematical development. Despite the observed correlation to mathematics achievement, however, the ability to recognize quantities in structured whole number representations has not been studied extensively. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Eye Movements, Mathematics Skills, Correlation
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Lyons, Reneé; Genareo, Vincent; Simpson, Amber; Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Olson, Jeannette – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on description and evaluation of a Web-based professional development system for teachers centered on the collection and use of frequent student performance information in algebra for instructional decision making. With U.S. federal grant funding, researchers developed Web-based instructional modules, which provided interactive…
Descriptors: Algebra, Progress Monitoring, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Campbell, Aaron R.; Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Burke, Mack D.; Sallese, Mary Rose – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
There is a strong connection between emotional and behavioral problems and academic outcomes across multiple domains for students with or atrisk of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). There is a growing body of research investigating this area within the field of special education. This article summarized findings from seven systematic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Saddler, Bruce; Ellis-Robinson, Tammy; Asaro-Saddler, Kristie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
One area of writing that may be particularly problematic, causing both academic and behavioral challenges for writers with learning disabilities, is constructing sentences. Sentences are the building blocks of coherent and effective writing and constructing syntactically correct and complex sentences is a critical skill characterizing expert…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Sentences, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Marita, Samantha; Hord, Casey; Gamel, Zachary – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Students with learning disabilities identify teachers' understanding of them as learners as crucial for their empowerment and success in school. This study provides insight into how the analysis of students' academic and social situational tendencies can provide teachers with better understanding of their students' educational experiences and lead…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 8, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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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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Leidig, Tatjana; Grünke, Matthias; Urton, Karolina; Knaak, Turid; Hisgen, Susanne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Children who do not adequately master the transition from "learning to read" (LTR) to "reading to learn" (RTL) will clearly fall behind in every subject area during their secondary education. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a simple reading comprehension strategy developed by Schumaker, Denton, and Deshler…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Snow, Carrie C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
In this essay, I reflect on over 15 years of experience in the field of special education to explore diverse ways of engaging students in opinion and argument writing. I outline, according to the Common Core standards, the progression of writing in the early years with an emphasis on opinion writing through the later elementary, middle, and high…
Descriptors: Opinions, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Special Education
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Botsas, George – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
The aim of the study was to investigate differences in cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in the reading comprehension of narrative and expository texts among students with learning disabilities (SLD) and without learning disabilities (SWOLD). A total of 122 fifth and sixth graders took part in the study. Half of them (n = 61) were SLD…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Processes
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Burke, Lisa; Poll, Gerard; Fiene, Judy – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
Seventh grade students, varying in their literacy skills, from a suburban middle school in the United States were taught an expository writing strategy using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach. Using an AB design, the students participated in an eight-session expository writing intervention that taught the writing process. The…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Writing Strategies, Middle School Students, Response to Intervention
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Solís, Michael; Scammacca, Nancy; Barth, Amy E.; Roberts, Garrett J. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
This experimental study examined the effectiveness of a text-based reading and vocabulary intervention with self-regulatory supports for 4th graders with low reading comprehension. Students with standard scores on the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test between 1.0 standard deviation (SD) and 0.5 SD below the normative sample were included (N=44) and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Grade 4
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Briesch, Amy M.; Casale, Gino; Grosche, Michael; Volpe, Robert J.; Hennemann, Thomas – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
Modern attempts to explain why some assessment tools are readily adopted by school-based personnel whereas others are not have focused on the concept of usability. Usability encompasses not only the degree to which consumers find an assessment tool to be acceptable, but also the degree to which it is well-understood, believed to be feasible,…
Descriptors: Usability, German, Foreign Countries, Validity
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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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Hord, Casey; Marita, Samantha; Walsh, Jennifer B.; Tomaro, Taylor-Marie; Gordon, Kiyana; Saldanha, Rene L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
The researchers conducted an exploratory qualitative case study to describe the gesturing processes of tutors and students when engaging in secondary mathematics. The use of gestures ranged in complexity from simple gestures, such as pointing and moving the pointing finger in an arching motion to demonstrate mathematics relationships within…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Nonverbal Communication, Learning Disabilities
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