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Praet, Magda; Desoete, Annemie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
The purpose of the present pilot study was to evaluate the effects of particular educational math games in kindergarten on numerical skills in Grade 1. Our participants were 49 children with early math difficulties, 65 average achievers, and 48 high-achieving 5-year-old children. All of them played various adaptive math games for 5 weeks. To avoid…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Learning Problems, Mathematics Skills
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Lyons, Reneé; Genareo, Vincent; Simpson, Amber; Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Olson, Jeannette – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on description and evaluation of a Web-based professional development system for teachers centered on the collection and use of frequent student performance information in algebra for instructional decision making. With U.S. federal grant funding, researchers developed Web-based instructional modules, which provided interactive…
Descriptors: Algebra, Progress Monitoring, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Duchaine, Ellen L.; Jolivette, Kristine; Fredrick, Laura D.; Alberto, Paul A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Students with academic, social, and emotional disabilities often demonstrate challenging behaviors and struggle to remain focused on the lesson, learn less that their peers, resulting in lower academic achievement. Research has demonstrated that the more actively engaged students are in the lesson, the more they learn, and therefore the more…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Inclusion, Learner Engagement
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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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Zhang, Dake – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
We examined the effectiveness of (a) a working memory (WM) training program and (b) a combination program involving both WM training and direct instruction for students with geometry difficulties (GD). Four students with GD participated. A multiple-baseline design across participants was employed. During the Phase 1, students received six sessions…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Geometry
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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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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This study measured the effects of a targeted intervention, The Cool Tool, implemented in the secondary prevention tier to minimize teacher reprimands and students' on-task behaviors in an urban elementary school. The participants in the social skills intervention programs were seven teachers, across grades K-5. Assessments included pre-posttest…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Wilson, Joshua; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Andrada, Gilbert N. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
The current study examines data from students in grades 4-8 who participated in a statewide computer-based benchmark writing assessment that featured automated essay scoring and automated feedback. We examined whether the use of automated feedback was associated with gains in writing quality across revisions to an essay, and with transfer effects…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Ability, Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication
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Strickland, Whitney D.; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This article provides an extensive review of the literature on the use of repeated reading to improve the reading fluency and comprehension skills of elementary-age students with learning disabilities. A systematic review of the published literature from 2001 to 2011 was conducted and nineteen (N = 19) research-based repeated reading studies were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities
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Ness, Bryan M.; Sohlberg, McKay Moore – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classroom-based strategy instruction package grounded in self-regulated learning. The Self-Regulated Assignment Attack Strategy (SAAS) targeted self-regulation of assignment management and related academic-behavioral variables for 6th grade students in resource support classrooms. SAAS was…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Grade 6, Resource Room Programs
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Mellard, Daryl F.; Frey, Bruce B.; Woods, Kari L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Although response to intervention (RTI) has been widely discussed in education literature and is increasingly being implemented in schools throughout the U.S., few studies provide empirical evidence of improved school-wide student outcomes. Presented here are data and an effect size analysis of school-wide student reading gains in five elementary…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Change, Statistical Data, Improvement Programs
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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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Dunn, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Reading Recovery (RR) is a widely used first grade intervention program for students who are struggling with literacy skills. With its component strategies, teacher training, high degree of fidelity of treatment, specified timeline, and cut-off score defining which students have succeeded, RR fits the problem-solving approach of the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Problem Solving, Literacy, Grade 1
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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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