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Showers, Anne H.; Kinsman, Jeremy W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Using structural equation modeling, the study tested a theoretical model linking family background, student attributes, and college success. The sample consisted of 346 students with learning disabilities (LDs) who enrolled in college between 2004 and 2012. The data were taken from the public files of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Success
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Helman, Amanda L.; Calhoon, Mary Beth; Kern, Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
This study investigated the effects of a combined contextual and morphemic analysis strategy to increase prediction and analysis of science vocabulary words by three high school (9th--10th grade) English language learners with reading disabilities. A multiple baseline across participants design was used. Students analyzed science words using the…
Descriptors: Prediction, Vocabulary, Science Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Reed, Deborah K.; McCray Sorrells, Audrey; Cole, Heather A.; Takakawa, Nara N. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This article examined the ecological and population validity of research on reading interventions for adolescents in Grades 6 through 12. The 26 studies meeting selection criteria were analyzed to determine the characteristics of the students, interventionists, classroom structures, and school environments used, as well as whether there were…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Educational Research, Reading Research
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Seifert, Kathleen; Espin, Christine – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the effects of three types of reading interventions on the science text reading of secondary students with learning disabilities (LD). Twenty 10th-grade students with LD participated in the study. Using a within-subjects design, the relative effects of three different instructional approaches--text reading, vocabulary learning,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Fluency, Direct Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Dexter, Douglas D.; Hughes, Charles A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This meta-analysis reviews experimental and quasi-experimental studies in which upper-elementary, intermediate, and secondary students with learning disabilities learned from graphic organizers. Following an exhaustive search for studies meeting specified design criteria, 55 standardized mean effect sizes were extracted from 16 articles involving…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Instructional Materials, Meta Analysis, Elementary School Students