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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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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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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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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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Weisenburgh-Snyder, Amy B.; Malmquist, Susan K.; Robbins, Joanne K.; Lipshin, Alison M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
In the generative classroom, teachers provide well-designed learning environments that result in the combination, recombination, and reorganization of repertoires such that new untaught repertoires are likely to occur. One component that can contribute to such generativity is Precision Teaching (PT), a frequency building instructional…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Precision Teaching, Progress Monitoring, Mathematics Instruction
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Wilson, Joshua; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Andrada, Gilbert N. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
The current study examines data from students in grades 4-8 who participated in a statewide computer-based benchmark writing assessment that featured automated essay scoring and automated feedback. We examined whether the use of automated feedback was associated with gains in writing quality across revisions to an essay, and with transfer effects…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Ability, Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication
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Hebert, Michael; Graham, Steve; Rigby-Wills, Hope; Ganson, Katie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Writing may be an especially useful tool for improving the reading comprehension of lower performing readers and students with disabilities. However, it is reasonable to expect that students with poor writing skills in particular, may actually be less adept at using writing to improve their reading skills, and may not be able to do so without…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Writing (Composition), Reading Comprehension
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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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Mellard, Daryl F.; Frey, Bruce B.; Woods, Kari L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Although response to intervention (RTI) has been widely discussed in education literature and is increasingly being implemented in schools throughout the U.S., few studies provide empirical evidence of improved school-wide student outcomes. Presented here are data and an effect size analysis of school-wide student reading gains in five elementary…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Change, Statistical Data, Improvement Programs
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Kent, Shawn C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
For students with learning disabilities, the upper elementary grades may represent a unique opportunity to provide successful remediation for lessening a reading difficulty and preventing students with learning disabilities from falling behind in other content areas. This article discusses effective reading interventions for students with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement
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Wade, Erin; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
The aim of this research brief was to explore the efficacy of story mapping, with the integration of Kidspiration[C] software, to enhance the reading comprehension skills of story grammar components for elementary-age students. Three students served as the participants, two in third grade and one in fourth, with specific learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Story Grammar, Learning Disabilities, Computer Software
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Barkauskiene, Rasa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
A person-oriented approach was used to examine the role of parenting in the associations between single learning disabilities and multiple learning disabilities and the adjustment difficulties in 8-11-year-olds. The results revealed that multiple, but not single, learning disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in emotional and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Child Rearing, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Stagliano, Christina; Boon, Richard T. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using a story-mapping procedure to improve and enhance the reading comprehension skills using expository text passages for 3 fourth-grade students with learning disabilities (LD). The study was conducted in the resource classroom in which the participants regularly received reading…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Instructional Materials
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LaBarbera, Robin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study evaluated perceived social support and self-esteem in 66 students who attended a private school for students with learning disabilities. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that support from parents predicted 35% of the variance in global self-worth. Support from classmates, close friends, and teachers did not make…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Special Schools
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Protopapas, Athanassios; Skaloumbakas, Christos; Bali, Persefoni – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
After reviewing past efforts related to computer-based reading disability (RD) assessment, we present a fully automated screening battery that evaluates critical skills relevant for RD diagnosis designed for unsupervised application in the Greek educational system. Psychometric validation in 301 children, 8-10 years old (grades 3 and 4; including…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Discriminant Analysis, Classification, Computer Assisted Testing
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