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Rivas-Moya, Teresa; Gonzalez-Valenzuela, Maria-Jose – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
In educational practice, for the evaluation and diagnosis of learning disabilities (LD), it is advisable to use standardized tests together with observation questionnaires. When observation questionnaires are used in the study of LD, Cohen's (1960) kappa coefficient (k) is frequently applied as a measure of agreement between two raters when they…
Descriptors: Observation, Learning Disabilities, Standardized Tests, Educational Practices
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Li, Daqi – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Students with learning disabilities (LD) often experience difficulties in writing fluently and using a diversity of words. To help these students, specific and effective writing strategies must be incorporated into instruction and demonstrated to them through modeling. This study examined the effectiveness of using a story map and story map…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Writing Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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Price, Geraldine A.; Gale, Anne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The safety of dyslexic nurses, and whether they are a danger to their patients, has been widely discussed. This empirical study sought to discover the impact of the dyslexic profile on clinical practice for nursing students. Two focus groups of third-year nursing students in higher education were set up: a control group and a dyslexic group. The…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Control Groups, Nursing Education, Safety
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Boon, Richard T.; Burke, Mack D.; Fore, Cecil, III; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic replication of a previous study (Boon, Burke, Fore, & Spencer, 2006) on the effects of computer-generated cognitive organizers using Inspiration 6 software versus a traditional textbook instruction format on students' ability to comprehend social studies content information in high school…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Mild Disabilities, Educational Technology, Social Studies
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Bulgren, Janis A.; Marquis, Janet G.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Lenz, B. Keith; Davis, Betsy; Grossen, Bonnie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to gain information about the high school general educational context for students with and without disabilities. A questionnaire was administered to general education teachers who taught required high school courses in which students with disabilities and students who were low achievers were enrolled. Instructional…
Descriptors: High Schools, General Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Low Achievement
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Gregg, Noel; Hoy, Cheri; Flaherty, Donna Ann; Norris, Peggy; Coleman, Christopher; Davis, Mark; Jordan, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
The vast majority of students with learning disabilities at the postsecondary level demonstrate reading decoding, reading fluency, and writing deficits. Identification of valid and reliable psychometric measures for documenting decoding and spelling disabilities at the postsecondary level is critical for determining appropriate accommodations. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Word Recognition, Cognitive Processes, Spelling
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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
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