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Wieber, Adrianne Essex; Evoy, Katie; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Kellogg, Ethyl; Williams, Randy Lee; Peterson, Stephanie Marie; Rinaldi, Lisa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
We designed and implemented a modified eight-week Direct Instruction (DI) program intended to teach a third grade student with learning disabilities to tell time. The first objective was to determine whether or not the appearance (interesting or boring) of the worksheet affected performance. These data suggested the use of large-scale clocks and…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Grünke, Matthias; Janning, Andriana Maria; Sperling, Marko – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2016
The purpose of this single-case study was to evaluate the effects of a peer-tutoring intervention on the text production skills of three third graders with severe learning and speech difficulties. All tutees were initially able to produce only very short stories. During the course of the treatment, higher performing classmates taught them how to…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Grade 3
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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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Alves, Kat D.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Brown, Tiara S.; Solis, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
"Reading comprehension" is difficult for many students with disabilities, including those with specific learning disabilities. However these students can be explicitly taught strategies to improve their comprehension abilities. One such strategy is teaching students story grammar in order to provide them with a framework for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Grade 3
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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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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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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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Forster, Natalie; Souvignier, Elmar – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the technical adequacy of a computer-based assessment instrument which is based on hierarchical models of text comprehension for monitoring student reading progress following the Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) approach. At intervals of two weeks, 120 third-grade students finished eight CBM tests. To…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Intervals, Curriculum Based Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing
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Wade, Erin; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
The aim of this research brief was to explore the efficacy of story mapping, with the integration of Kidspiration[C] software, to enhance the reading comprehension skills of story grammar components for elementary-age students. Three students served as the participants, two in third grade and one in fourth, with specific learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Story Grammar, Learning Disabilities, Computer Software
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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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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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Hashimoto, Kazunari; Utley, Cheryl A.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Pitchlyn, Carol L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
A single-subject reversal design with counterbalanced phases across two classrooms was used to measure the effects of peer tutoring on the retention and generalization of spelling words in two third-grade general education classrooms. The results revealed that the mean pretest-posttest gain scores during all the peer tutoring phases of the two…
Descriptors: Spelling, Generalization, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Dunn, Michael W. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
There is growing evidence that the current method of identifying students with a learning disability (LD) is ineffective. The wait-to-fail model of assessing students after second/third grade as well as conceptual problems in using intelligence tests for identification result in students not receiving the assistance they need during the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Grade 5, Grade 3
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Goodman, Gay; Webb, Michael A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study examined the reading achievement scores of 66 third- and fourth-grade students who were referred by their general education teachers on the basis of a suspected reading disability. Before a reading disability diagnosis was conducted, each student was reviewed by an Intervention Assistance Team and intervention assistance was provided.…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement
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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