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Murray, Christopher; Lombardi, Allison; Wren, Carol T.; Keys, Christopher – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
This investigation examined the relationship between prior disability-focused training and university faculty members' attitudes towards students with learning disabilities (LD). A survey containing items designed to measure faculty attitudes was sent to all full-time faculty at one university. Analyses of 198 responses indicated that faculty who…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Gyovai, Lisa Klett; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Kourea, Lefki; Yurick, Amanda; Gibson, Lenwood – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
This study examined the effects of a supplemental early reading intervention on the beginning literacy skills of 12 kindergarten/first-grade urban English language learners (ELLs). The Early Reading Intervention (ERI; Simmons & Kame'enui, 2003) was the instructional intervention used with all students. A multiple-baseline design across…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Phonemes, Early Reading, Phonology
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Firth, Nola; Frydenberg, Erica; Greaves, Daryl – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
This study explored the effect of a coping program and a teacher feedback intervention on perceived control and adaptive coping for 98 adolescent students who had specific learning disabilities. The coping program was modified to build personal control and to address the needs of students who have specific learning disabilities. The teacher…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Coping
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Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Cirino, Paul T.; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
Using an extant database, we examined three grade 1 criteria for identifying response to intervention (RTI) in English language learners (ELLs): (a) set benchmark criteria with a standard score above 95 (37th %ile) on both decoding and comprehension measures and a raw score of 40 or more correct words per minute (CWPM) on oral reading fluency; (b)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning, Criteria
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Cihak, David; King, Amber; Avalos, Annalise – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a supplemental peer-mediated reading program on reading achievement of first graders (N = 76) in a two-way bilingual immersion (TWBI) program. Nearly 80% of students were Hispanic; of these, 24 were identified as English language learners (ELLs). Classrooms were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
Historically, most of the professional literature in the field as well as federal funding initiatives in research and program development have been directed at younger students with learning disabilities (LD). The prevailing assumption (or hope) has been that if intervention took place at a young age, many of the manifestations of the learning…
Descriptors: Program Development, Prevention, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities