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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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Kamata, Akihito; Vaughn, Brandon K. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
This article provides a brief primer overview of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis. DIF analysis investigates a differential characteristic of a test item between subpopulations of examinees and is useful in detecting possibly biased items toward a particular subpopulation. As demonstration, a dataset from a 40-item math test in a…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Testing Accommodations, Test Items, Testing Programs
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Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
Getting research-based instructional practices into the hands of professionals who teach students with learning disabilities is one of the most significant challenges for educators. This paper describes some of the major factors accounting for the gaps that exist between the special education research and classroom practice and presents four major…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Special Education
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Cawley, John F.; Parmar, Rene S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
The overall purpose of this paper is to describe a practical and useful approach to mathematics assessment that is meaningful to teachers, students and families. The format is highly flexible, yet specifically designed to provide detailed information as to the performance characteristics of the student and a variety of curricula and instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Mild Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
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Troia, Gary A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2003
A proximal cause of reading disabilities is a deficit in phonological processing. A consequence of this deficit is inferior performance in one or more cognitive operations that use phonological information, including phonological awareness, lexical retrieval, and verbal memory. Some assert that these phonological processing difficulties are the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Language Impairments, Reading Achievement
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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
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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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