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Walker, Melodee A.; Stevens, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This article synthesizes observation studies investigating reading instruction for students with learning disabilities (LD) in Grades K-12. A systematic search of the literature between 1980 and 2014 resulted in the identification of 25 studies. In addition to replicating and extending E. A. Swanson's synthesis, the research questions of studies…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Observation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lai, Stephanie A.; Berkeley, Sheri – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Because high stakes are now attached to standardized assessments of student progress, policy makers, administrators, practitioners, and parents must understand how to most effectively and accurately measure the performance of all students, including students with learning disabilities (LD). To accomplish this, test accommodations are provided on…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities, Educational Policy, Literature Reviews
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Dudley-Marling, Curt – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
The dominant approach to research in learning disabilities utilizes experimental and quasi-experimental designs to identify the most effective instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities. Research is always undertaken from a point of view, yet the discourse on "what works?" is generally silent on how theoretical frameworks…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Quasiexperimental Design, Language Research, Learning Disabilities
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Werts, Margaret Gessler; Lambert, Monica; Carpenter, Ellen – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
An e-mail survey of special education directors was conducted to ascertain practices related to implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) processes in North Carolina schools. The data indicate that special education directors have information about RTI as a method of identifying students with disabilities, but there is little consensus on…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mail Surveys, Special Education, Program Implementation