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Lubin, Jacqueline; Polloway, Edward A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Over the years, mnemonic instruction has been promoted as an effective strategy to teach students with learning problems including learning disabilities (LD) or mild intellectual disability (MID). This paper discusses mnemonic instruction, including types, versatility in use, and effectiveness with struggling learners. Specific emphasis then is…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Social Studies, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities
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Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities
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Schwab, Susanne; Holzinger, Andrea; Krammer, Mathias; Gebhardt, Markus; Hessels, Marco G. P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Self-reports of primary and secondary school teachers who teach in general and special education classrooms in Austria were examined in terms of their engagement in teamwork (between special and general education teachers), instructional methods that they use, factors that positively influence inclusive education, and their needs for training. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Rodríguez, Celestino; Grünke, Matthias; González-Castro, Paloma; García, Trinidad; Álvarez-García, David – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This comparative study investigated the productivity and the process of written composition in students with and without disabilities between 8 and 16 years of age. Participants were assigned to four groups as follows: (a) 59 with both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and writing learning disabilities (WLD), (b) 40 with ADHD, (c)…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Writing (Composition), Differences
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Freeman, Rachel; Miller, Dawn; Newcomer, Lori – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The evolution of multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) for both academics and behavior has reflected the diverse interests of those leading implementation efforts, the influence of various state and local regulatory requirements, and differing funding methods and priorities. These variations have naturally led to many different pathways for…
Descriptors: School Districts, Board of Education Role, Leadership, Intervention
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Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Many students with reading difficulties in grades 4 through 12 experience challenges in understanding and learning from text. Some of these learners have demonstrated reading challenges from the early grades and have not acquired successful reading skills. Others were adequate readers in the early grades when word reading was the focus and when…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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Rodriguez, Celestino; Garci, Jesus Nicasio; Gonzalez-Castro, Paloma; Alvarez, David; Cerezo, Rebeca; Bernardo, Ana – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The underlying processes used in written compositions are currently a very interesting subject. Participants in this study were 326 people between 10 and 16 years of age, divided into two groups and compared by means of a "writing log". One group was provided assistance in the writing task by means of a graphic organiser, whilst the other was not…
Descriptors: Intervals, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Comparative Analysis
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Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Snowling, Margaret J.; Duff, Fiona; Hulme, Charles – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The present paper reports a secondary analysis of data from a published randomised controlled trial. This paper compares the outcomes of children with specific language impairment (SLI) and those with a general delay (GD) following participation in either an oral language intervention or a phonology with reading intervention. Sixty-eight children…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Phonology, Oral Language, Language Impairments
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Wilbert, Jurgen; Grunke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Although there is an ongoing debate about which achievement feedback is most useful, the majority of researchers agree that social comparisons and a focus on competition are inappropriate for students with learning disabilities and otherwise academically-challenged students. They are highly at-risk to be unfavorably influenced by inappropriate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Filippatou, Diamanto; Dimitropoulou, Panagiota; Sideridis, Georgios – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between students with LD and SLI on emotional psychopathology and cognitive variables. In particular, the study examined whether cognitive, emotional, and psychopathology variables are significant discriminatory variables of speech and language disordered groups versus those…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Language Impairments, Psychopathology
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Santangelo, Tanya; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Many students find writing extremely difficult and frustrating because they are not able to learn and apply the strategies used by skilled writers. Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a comprehensive, flexible model that explicitly helps students learn to manage the writing process. An extensive body of research has documented that SRSD…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
This article provides an overview of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) for reading. First, specific activities and research supporting PALS for Grades 2 through 6, High School, Kindergarten, and First Grade are described. Then, research addressing the characteristics of students who have not responded to PALS, as well as approaches to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
Getting research-based instructional practices into the hands of professionals who teach students with learning disabilities is one of the most significant challenges for educators. This paper describes some of the major factors accounting for the gaps that exist between the special education research and classroom practice and presents four major…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Special Education