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Hebert, Michael; Graham, Steve; Rigby-Wills, Hope; Ganson, Katie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Writing may be an especially useful tool for improving the reading comprehension of lower performing readers and students with disabilities. However, it is reasonable to expect that students with poor writing skills in particular, may actually be less adept at using writing to improve their reading skills, and may not be able to do so without…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Writing (Composition), Reading Comprehension
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Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; Mason, Linda H.; Wood, Philip H.; Hoffman, Katie E.; McGuire, Ashley – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
A staggered A-B design study was used to evaluate the effects of Self- Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction for quick writing in middle school science across four classrooms. A sixth-grade science teacher delivered all students' writing assessment and SRSD instruction for informative quick writing. Results indicated that performance…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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De La Paz, Susan – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
This article provides a review of effective and reform-based approaches to instruction that focus on teaching and learning of history for students with LD. Historical thinking goals, such as learning to think like a historian, to develop contextualized understandings, and to apply domain-specific approaches when reading and writing with primary…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Learning Disabilities, Educational Change
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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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Anastasiou, Dimitris; Michail, Domna – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
The paper explores accordance or discordance between efficacy beliefs of adult students and their writing performance, using a mixed methods design. The participants are 33 students with learning disabilities (LD) and 35 low-achieving (LA) students, who were attending two Second-Chance Schools (SCSs), a specific type of adult education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Writing Skills, Adults
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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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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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Desoete, Annemie; Stock, Pieter – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2013
Counting abilities have been described as determinative precursors for a good development of later mathematical abilities. However, an important part of variance in mathematical achievement has also been associated with differences between instruction methods given in schools. In this study counting and instruction as predictors for mathematical…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Computation, Mathematics Achievement
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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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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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Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Many students with reading difficulties in grades 4 through 12 experience challenges in understanding and learning from text. Some of these learners have demonstrated reading challenges from the early grades and have not acquired successful reading skills. Others were adequate readers in the early grades when word reading was the focus and when…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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Klingner, Janette K.; Boardman, Alison G.; Eppolito, Amy M.; Schonewise, Estella Almanza – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2012
Adolescent English language learners (ELLs) with learning difficulties face many challenges when reading in the content areas. In this article, we review what research tells us about how best to support ELLs' reading comprehension and content learning. We draw from recent research syntheses as well as individual studies. We highlight one…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Problems, Second Language Learning, Inferences
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