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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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Anastasiou, Dimitris; Michail, Domna – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The paper explores accordance or discordance between efficacy beliefs of adult students and their writing performance, using a mixed methods design. The participants are 33 students with learning disabilities (LD) and 35 low-achieving (LA) students, who were attending two Second-Chance Schools (SCSs), a specific type of adult education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Writing Skills, Adults
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Georgiou, George K.; Parrila, Rauno; Manolitsis, George; Kirby, John R. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of rapid automatized naming (RAN) in the identification of poor readers in two alphabetic orthographies: English and Greek. Ninety-seven English-speaking Canadian (mean age = 66.70 months) and 70 Greek children (mean age = 67.60 months) were followed from Kindergarten until Grade 3. In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Economically Disadvantaged, Phonological Awareness
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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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Zafiropoulou, Maria; Karmba-Schina, Chryssoula – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
This study presents a psycho-educational intervention using cognitive-behavioral techniques to modify and improve thinking strategies as well as facilitate behavioral adjustment and generalization of strategy use in children with learning disabilities attending mainstream schools. One hundred and twenty Greek pupils in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Attention Control, Foreign Countries
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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