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Opitz, Elisabeth Moser; Grob, Urs; Wittich, Claudia; Häsel-Weide, Uta; Nührenbörger, Marcus – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Fostering peer interaction and shared learning is an important aim of inclusive instruction. However, it has not been established whether it is possible to offer explicit and intensive support for low achievers in inclusive settings. This longitudinal study examined whether a structured program that includes cooperative learning fosters…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning, Competence
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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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Goegan, Lauren D.; Harrison, Gina L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
The effects of extended time on the writing performance of university students with learning disabilities (LD) was examined. Thirty-eight students (19 LD; 19 non-LD) completed a collection of cognitive, linguistic, and literacy measures, and wrote essays under regular and extended time conditions. Limited evidence was found to support the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities
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Rodríguez, Celestino; Grünke, Matthias; González-Castro, Paloma; García, Trinidad; Álvarez-García, David – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This comparative study investigated the productivity and the process of written composition in students with and without disabilities between 8 and 16 years of age. Participants were assigned to four groups as follows: (a) 59 with both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and writing learning disabilities (WLD), (b) 40 with ADHD, (c)…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Writing (Composition), Differences
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Fenty, Nicole; Mulcahy, Candace; Washburn, Erin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest group design was used to determine whether computer-assisted fluency instruction is as effective as print-based, teacher-led fluency instruction in improving fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills in third grade students experiencing delayed fluency development. Fifty participants were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Failure, Reading Fluency, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts
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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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Desoete, Annemie; De Weerdt, Frauke – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
Working memory, inhibition and naming speed was assessed in 22 children with mathematical learning disorders (MD), 17 children with a reading learning disorder (RD), and 45 children without any learning problems between 8 and 12 years old. All subjects with learning disorders performed poorly on working memory tasks, providing evidence that they…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Inhibition, Naming, Cognitive Processes
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Strickland, Whitney D.; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This article provides an extensive review of the literature on the use of repeated reading to improve the reading fluency and comprehension skills of elementary-age students with learning disabilities. A systematic review of the published literature from 2001 to 2011 was conducted and nineteen (N = 19) research-based repeated reading studies were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities
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Rodriguez, Celestino; Garci, Jesus Nicasio; Gonzalez-Castro, Paloma; Alvarez, David; Cerezo, Rebeca; Bernardo, Ana – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The underlying processes used in written compositions are currently a very interesting subject. Participants in this study were 326 people between 10 and 16 years of age, divided into two groups and compared by means of a "writing log". One group was provided assistance in the writing task by means of a graphic organiser, whilst the other was not…
Descriptors: Intervals, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Comparative Analysis
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Wilbert, Jurgen; Grunke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Although there is an ongoing debate about which achievement feedback is most useful, the majority of researchers agree that social comparisons and a focus on competition are inappropriate for students with learning disabilities and otherwise academically-challenged students. They are highly at-risk to be unfavorably influenced by inappropriate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Smith-Bonahue, Tina; Larmore, Anne; Harman, Jennifer; Castillo, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
Children with learning disorders (LD) are at increased risk for a host of psychosocial problems, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (e.g., Bouffard, Roy, & Vezeau, 2005; Elksnin & Elksnin, 2004; Greenham, 1999; Michaels & Lewandowski, 1990; Sideridis, Morgan, Botsas, Padeliadu & Fuchs, 2006; Weiner &…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Filippatou, Diamanto; Dimitropoulou, Panagiota; Sideridis, Georgios – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between students with LD and SLI on emotional psychopathology and cognitive variables. In particular, the study examined whether cognitive, emotional, and psychopathology variables are significant discriminatory variables of speech and language disordered groups versus those…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Language Impairments, Psychopathology
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Lackaye, Timothy; Margalit, Malka – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The goals of this study were to (a) examine differences between two age groups of adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) in their general and specific self-efficacy beliefs (in history and mathematics), their academic achievement (in history and mathematics), and their loneliness, effort, and hope; and (b) identify predictors of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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Tournaki, Nelly; Bae, Young Seh; Kerekes, Judit – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study examined the effects on math performance of the use of the rekenrek, a manipulative developed by Adrian Treffers. The rekenrek looks like an abacus, but differs in that it is based on a five-structure and not a ten-structure system. It is comprised of two rows of 10 beads, each broken into two sets of 5 by color (i.e., in each row the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Subtraction
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