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Agrawal, Jugnu; Barrio, Brenda L.; Kressler, Benikia; Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Shankland, Rebecca K. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that although countries around the world must ensure that students with disabilities receive free, inclusive, and appropriate education, students with disabilities are less likely to complete primary or secondary school in many countries. Though this…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Law
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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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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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Washburn, Erin K.; Mulcahy, Candance A.; Musante, Gail; Joshi, R. Malatesha – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
Current understandings about the nature of persistent reading problems have been influenced by researchers in numerous fields. Researchers have noted that a current and accurate understanding of reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, can be helpful in assessing, teaching and supporting individuals with persistent reading problems. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, College Students
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Brydon, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
This study explored the impact of training special education teacher candidates to implement content literacy strategy instruction on the teacher candidates' feelings of self-efficacy, beliefs, and practice. The study also explored the impact of implementing content literacy interventions on the content knowledge of elementary age students with or…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Student Diversity
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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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Harn, Beth; Basaraba, Deni; Chard, David; Fritz, Ronda – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
Great progress has been made in learning how to provide more responsive instructional and behavioral supports to students through efforts in Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports. This article presents information and data on a longitudinal study designed to accelerate first graders at-risk for reading…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Response to Intervention
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Witmer, Sara E.; Cook, Elizabeth; Schmitt, Heather; Clinton, Marianne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The read-aloud accommodation (RA) is frequently provided to students with high-incidence disabilities to facilitate their access to learning opportunities during instruction and to allow them to demonstrate knowledge and skills during testing. Empirical support for this accommodation has been somewhat mixed, and has primarily focused on…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Reading Aloud to Others, Disabilities, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Polychroni, Fotini; Economou, Alexandra; Printezi, Anna; Koutlidi, Ifigeneia – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The present study examined the verbal learning performance and the semantic organization used by Greek reading-disabled readers as compared to a control group using a list-learning task. The sample consisted of 45 elementary school children with reading difficulties and 45 comparison children matched for age and gender. Tests of reading ability,…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems
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Palikara, Olympia; Dockrell, Julie E.; Lindsay, Geoff – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is associated with reading difficulties. The evidence to support this association, typically, is drawn from studies of elementary school children. Additionally, the extent of the relationship between language and reading skills during adolescence is not yet clear. This study aimed to examine the word reading and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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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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Harrison, Gina L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
Cognitive, word-level reading, spelling and writing measures were administered to academically at-risk undergraduates with writing difficulties to examine their literacy profiles; and performance was compared to typically-achieving writers. The at-risk students were slower and less accurate on measures of sight word reading, lexical decision,…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Spelling, Sight Vocabulary, At Risk Students
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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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Rinaldi, Claudia; Paez, Mariela – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This article reports on a longitudinal analysis of factors that predict the word reading skills in English and Spanish for a sample of 234 Spanish-speaking students in first grade. The children were assessed at the end of preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Data include three subtests of the Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery and a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Bilingual Students, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness
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