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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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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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Wanzek, Jeanne; Kent, Shawn C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
For students with learning disabilities, the upper elementary grades may represent a unique opportunity to provide successful remediation for lessening a reading difficulty and preventing students with learning disabilities from falling behind in other content areas. This article discusses effective reading interventions for students with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement
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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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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