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Filippatou, Diamanto; Dimitropoulou, Panagiota; Sideridis, Georgios – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between students with LD and SLI on emotional psychopathology and cognitive variables. In particular, the study examined whether cognitive, emotional, and psychopathology variables are significant discriminatory variables of speech and language disordered groups versus those…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Language Impairments, Psychopathology
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Saddler, Bruce; Asaro, Kristie; Behforooz, Bita – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
Constructing well-formed sentences is an important element of writing. However, many students struggle with this skill; in particular, writers with learning disability (LD). In this study sentence-combining practice with a peer-assistance component was used to improve the ability of four young students with LD to construct sentences and compose…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Writing Difficulties, Peer Teaching
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LaBarbera, Robin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study evaluated perceived social support and self-esteem in 66 students who attended a private school for students with learning disabilities. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that support from parents predicted 35% of the variance in global self-worth. Support from classmates, close friends, and teachers did not make…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Special Schools
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Rinaldi, Claudia; Paez, Mariela – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This article reports on a longitudinal analysis of factors that predict the word reading skills in English and Spanish for a sample of 234 Spanish-speaking students in first grade. The children were assessed at the end of preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Data include three subtests of the Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery and a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Bilingual Students, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness
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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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Lackaye, Timothy; Margalit, Malka – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The goals of this study were to (a) examine differences between two age groups of adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) in their general and specific self-efficacy beliefs (in history and mathematics), their academic achievement (in history and mathematics), and their loneliness, effort, and hope; and (b) identify predictors of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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Bouck, Emily C.; Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Heutsche, Anne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study explored the apprenticeship of students with high-incidence disabilities into the discipline of history through mediation of a web-based instructional environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM). Thirteen students with high-incidence disabilities spread across two co-taught classrooms participated. They engaged in two units of…
Descriptors: United States History, Discipline, Incidence, Disabilities
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Tournaki, Nelly; Bae, Young Seh; Kerekes, Judit – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study examined the effects on math performance of the use of the rekenrek, a manipulative developed by Adrian Treffers. The rekenrek looks like an abacus, but differs in that it is based on a five-structure and not a ten-structure system. It is comprised of two rows of 10 beads, each broken into two sets of 5 by color (i.e., in each row the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Subtraction
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Carney, Karen J.; Stiefel, Gilbert S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
Two general models exist for implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) for struggling students, the standard protocol model and the problem-solving model. This study examined the long-term outcomes of one example of the problem-solving method, the Instructional Support Team (IST), in a field setting. Academic records of 32 students were reviewed…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Intervention, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement
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Garcia, Jesus-Nicasio; Fidalgo, Raquel – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The aim of the study was to compare two samples of sixth-grade Spanish primary students on coordination of writing processes measured by online or direct retrospection techniques and writing products. One group was comprised of 81 students with learning disabilities (LD), the other was made up by 80 typically achieving students. The results showed…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Writing Processes
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Therrien, William J.; Hughes, Charles – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study was conducted to ascertain if repeated reading or question generation was more effective at improving reading fluency and comprehension of fourth- through sixth-grade students with learning disabilities or reading problems. Adult tutors trained by the investigator conducted the interventions. Instructional components and training within…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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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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Fore, Cecil, III; Boon, Richard T.; Lowrie, Kathryn – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
This study compared the effects of two types of instruction on the learning of content-area vocabulary words of six middle school students with learning disabilities. A multiple-baseline design across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the two instructional models (i.e., definition and concept model) on the percent of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Vocabulary
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Santangelo, Tanya; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Many students find writing extremely difficult and frustrating because they are not able to learn and apply the strategies used by skilled writers. Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a comprehensive, flexible model that explicitly helps students learn to manage the writing process. An extensive body of research has documented that SRSD…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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