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Stegemann, Kim Calder; Jaciw, Andrew P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Educational inclusion of children with special learning needs is a philosophy and movement with an international presence. Though Canada is a leader in educational inclusion, many would claim that our public educational systems have not yet fully realized the dream of inclusive education. As other countries have noted, making full-fledged changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Inclusion, Models
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Goegan, Lauren D.; Radil, Amanda I.; Daniels, Lia M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
This paper explores how to apply the principles of accommodations and universal design (UD) in research methods involved in quantitative research (e.g. questionnaires). In particular, we focus on how to make research more accessible for individuals with Learning Disabilities (LD), while also providing suggestions for potential participants of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Detrich, Ronnie; Keyworth, Randy; States, Jack – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Education is a public health issue. Poor educational outcomes are correlated with many health and social ills. To improve the quality of education, it will be necessary to take advantage of the leverage points of policy, evidence, and implementation science. The idea of evidence informing policy may be non-controversial, but a closer examination…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Cook, Bryan G.; Cook, Lysandra – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Evidence-based practice is among the most influential and compelling reforms in contemporary education. Despite their potential to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities, adoption and implementation of evidence-based reforms have been disappointing, with the gap between research and practice remaining wide. Practice-based evidence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Partnerships in Education, Special Education
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Wood, Charles L.; Goodnight, Crystalyn I.; Bethune, Keri S.; Preston, Angela I.; Cleaver, Samantha L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
Professional development through in-service training may not be of sufficient duration, intensity, and specificity to improve teachers' instructional skills. Due to the increased need to support teachers' use of evidence-based practices in multi-tiered systems of support such as RTI [Response to Intervention] and PBIS [Positive Behavior…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Teaching Skills, Evidence Based Practice
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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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De La Paz, Susan – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This article provides a review of effective and reform-based approaches to instruction that focus on teaching and learning of history for students with LD. Historical thinking goals, such as learning to think like a historian, to develop contextualized understandings, and to apply domain-specific approaches when reading and writing with primary…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Learning Disabilities, Educational Change
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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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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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Prasse, David P.; Breunlin, R. James; Giroux, Dorothy; Hunt, Jane; Morrison, Diane; Thier, Kimberly – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Teachers today are called on to have an ever expanding knowledge base and skills that support working within a multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention (MTSS/RtI). Yet, most teachers do not possess these skills. Current field-based professional development initiatives focus on the existing teacher corps. However, Pk-12…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Clinical Experience, Response to Intervention, Teacher Education
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Bakken, Jeffrey P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
This article discusses culturally responsive frameworks, principles, pedagogy, and curriculum for general and special educators who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with learning disabilities (LD). Culturally responsive teaching has critical features that could benefit CLD students with LD. For example, culturally…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Differences
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Obiakor, Festus E.; McCollin, Michelle J. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The whole village must take responsibility for the education of its children and youth. This is particularly critical for children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds with learning disabilities (LD). Since the establishment of the LD category, there have been different and conflicting rationalizations for the extremely…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Intervention, Educational Strategies
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Dunn, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Reading Recovery (RR) is a widely used first grade intervention program for students who are struggling with literacy skills. With its component strategies, teacher training, high degree of fidelity of treatment, specified timeline, and cut-off score defining which students have succeeded, RR fits the problem-solving approach of the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Problem Solving, Literacy, Grade 1
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Hazoury, Katia H.; Oweini, Ahmad A.; Bahous, Rima – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
This paper proposes a technique for teaching decoding of the Arabic language to Arab dyslexic students following the multisensory, systematic, explicit phonics approach and based in part on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This technique emphasizes vocabulary controlled, font-modified, cumulative, color-coded reading materials, and orthographic…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading Materials, Phonics, Dyslexia
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Cawley, John F.; Foley, Teresa E.; Hayes, Anne Marie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of selected facets of geometry and measurement in elementary school programs and to describe curricula content options designed to demonstrate the feasibility of seeking high level outcomes and meanings for students with learning disabilities. While there are a multitude of published papers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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