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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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Grünke, Matthias; Wilbert, Jürgen; Stegemann, Kim Calder – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This single-case study examined the effects of a graphic organizing strategy on the ability of children to improve their text comprehension abilities. Participants were six students between ten and fourteen years old with major problems in understanding what they read. The intervention intended to teach them to visually highlight key elements of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Children
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Colomer, Carla; Re, Anna M.; Miranda, Ana; Lucangeli, Daniela – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the specific numerical and calculation abilities of 28 children with ADHD without comorbid mathematical learning disabilities (LD), ranging from the 1st to the 5th grade of primary school, and to examine the stability or the development of the arithmetic profile. Our results showed that a high percentage of…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Children
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Sella, Francesco; Berteletti, Ilaria; Martina, Brazzolotto; Lucangeli, Daniela; Zorzi, Marco – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
In the number to position task, several studies have shown that typically developing children shift from a biased (logarithmic) to an accurate (linear) mapping of symbolic digits onto a spatial position on a line. The initial pattern of overestimation of small numbers and the underestimation of larger numbers is compensated by means of age and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Accuracy
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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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Barkauskiene, Rasa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
A person-oriented approach was used to examine the role of parenting in the associations between single learning disabilities and multiple learning disabilities and the adjustment difficulties in 8-11-year-olds. The results revealed that multiple, but not single, learning disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in emotional and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Child Rearing, Adjustment (to Environment)
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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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Masoura, Elvira V. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
Research findings concerning working memory impairment of children with learning disabilities, poor readers, and individuals with severe learning difficulties are examined within the framework of working memory. Results from developmental and experimental studies indicate a close link between the function of working memory and performance on…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Short Term Memory, Children, Language Impairments
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Nowicki, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
Research is clear about children's negative biases toward the opposite gender, toward peers of lower learning ability, and toward out-group members in general, especially among younger children. In adulthood, the magnitude and valence of attitudes may be dependent on cognitive, behavioral, or affective response classes, but little is known of how…
Descriptors: Children, Attitude Measures, Schemata (Cognition), Age Differences
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Watkins, Marley W. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Cognitive subtest scatter has often been considered to be diagnostically significant. The current study tested the diagnostic validity of four separate operationalizations of WISC-III subtest scatter: (a) range of verbal, performance, and full-scale subtests; (b) variance of verbal, performance, and full-scale subtests; (c) number of subtests…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Clinical Diagnosis, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Levin, Joel R.; Leech, Nancy L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
Because of criticisms leveled at statistical hypothesis testing, some researchers have argued that measures of effect size should replace the significance-testing practice. We contend that although effect-size measures have logical appeal, they are also associated with a number of limitations that may result in problematic interpretations of them…
Descriptors: Intervals, Psychological Studies, Learning Disabilities, Testing