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Walsh, Jennifer B.; Hord, Casey – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
In this exploratory case study, the researchers conducted a qualitative analysis of six teaching sessions to describe the use of gestures and diagrams by a teacher and her students with learning disabilities when engaging in secondary level algebra (e.g., Algebra I & II content). The teacher and her students used gestures, such as pointing and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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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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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