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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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Boon, Richard T.; Paal, Michael; Hintz, Anna-Maria; Cornelius-Freyre, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The purpose of this article is to provide a review on the effectiveness of story mapping to improve the reading comprehension skills of middle and high school (Grades 6-12) students with learning disabilities (LD). An extensive review of the special education research-base revealed twelve (N = 12) story mapping intervention studies that met our…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Middle School Students
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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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Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; Mason, Linda H.; Wood, Philip H.; Hoffman, Katie E.; McGuire, Ashley – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
A staggered A-B design study was used to evaluate the effects of Self- Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction for quick writing in middle school science across four classrooms. A sixth-grade science teacher delivered all students' writing assessment and SRSD instruction for informative quick writing. Results indicated that performance…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Ness, Bryan M.; Sohlberg, McKay Moore – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classroom-based strategy instruction package grounded in self-regulated learning. The Self-Regulated Assignment Attack Strategy (SAAS) targeted self-regulation of assignment management and related academic-behavioral variables for 6th grade students in resource support classrooms. SAAS was…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Grade 6, Resource Room Programs
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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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Bouck, Emily C.; Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Heutsche, Anne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study explored the apprenticeship of students with high-incidence disabilities into the discipline of history through mediation of a web-based instructional environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM). Thirteen students with high-incidence disabilities spread across two co-taught classrooms participated. They engaged in two units of…
Descriptors: United States History, Discipline, Incidence, Disabilities
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Garcia, Jesus-Nicasio; Fidalgo, Raquel – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The aim of the study was to compare two samples of sixth-grade Spanish primary students on coordination of writing processes measured by online or direct retrospection techniques and writing products. One group was comprised of 81 students with learning disabilities (LD), the other was made up by 80 typically achieving students. The results showed…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Writing Processes
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Therrien, William J.; Hughes, Charles – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study was conducted to ascertain if repeated reading or question generation was more effective at improving reading fluency and comprehension of fourth- through sixth-grade students with learning disabilities or reading problems. Adult tutors trained by the investigator conducted the interventions. Instructional components and training within…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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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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Garcia, Jesus N.; de Caso, Ana Maria – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study aimed at verifying whether a specific program on writing self-efficacy, designed to train the four sources of self-efficacy suggested by Bandura (1997), could improve not only productivity and quality of writing composition in students with LD and their processes of writing, but also their writing self-efficacy beliefs and other…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities
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Agaliotis, Ioannis; Goudiras, Dimitrios – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
This study involved a comparison between 30 children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and 30 typically developing peers, regarding their ability to resolve interpersonal conflict problems. It was hypothesized that the groups would show significant differences along the following parameters: (a) understanding of the components of the problems; (b)…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Learning Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Conflict Resolution
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Sideris, Georgios D.; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
The purpose of the present study was to profile, using a K-means cluster analysis, the cognitive, motivational, affective, and goal orientation characteristics of elementary school students with and without learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 58 fifth and 6 sixth graders (29 typical and 29 LD) selected using stratified random procedures.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Motivation Techniques, Low Achievement