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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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Haager, Diane – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This article provides a commentary on issues regarding the use of response to intervention (RTI) with English language learners (ELLs). The commentary draws on current literature on reading instruction, ELLs, RTI, and students with learning disabilities and highlights key points from the articles in this special issue. The discussion includes…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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Fritschmann, Nanette Salim; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean Bragg – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of teaching eight secondary students with disabilities, including seven with learning disabilities, a strategy for answering a variety of inferential questions. A multiple-baseline across-subjects design was employed. Outcome measures included scores on researcher-devised comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Standardized Tests, Secondary School Students
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Lenz, B. Keith; Adams, Gary L.; Bulgren, Janis A.; Pouliot, Norman; Laraux, Michelle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
Previous research on students with learning disabilities has indicated that they benefit most from explicit instruction. However, few studies have examined how explicit instruction may be translated to the logistical demands associated with large-group instruction in high school general education settings in ways that are socially acceptable to…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Core Curriculum, Learning Disabilities, Intermode Differences
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Saddler, Bruce; Asaro, Kristie – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
In this study, supplemental writing instruction in planning and revising was used to improve the stories written by young writers with learning disabilities (LD) and poor writing skills. Six second-grade students practiced a strategy for planning and writing stories using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) approach and then revised…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Learning Disabilities, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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McIntosh, Angela Stephens; Graves, Anne; Gersten, Russell – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This descriptive study documents the effects of response-to-intervention type practices in four first-grade classrooms of English learners (ELs) from 11 native languages in three schools in a large urban school district in southern California. Observations and interviews in four classrooms across two consecutive years were compared to first-grade…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Kapp, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of the two studies reported in this article was to evaluate the effectiveness of extended vocabulary instruction during storybook reading with kindergarten students within a small-group intervention setting. Extended vocabulary instruction is characterized by explicit teaching that includes both contextual and definitional information,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, High Risk Students, Kindergarten
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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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Kamps, Debra; Abbott, Mary; Greenwood, Charles; Arreaga-Mayer, Carmen; Wills, Howard; Longstaff, Jennifer; Culpepper, Michelle; Walton, Cheryl – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This experimental/comparison study of secondary-level, small-group instruction included 318 first- and second-grade students (170 ELL and 148 English-only) from six elementary schools. All schools served high numbers of ELL students with varying school SES in urban and suburban communities. Experimental schools implemented a three-tier model of…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Experimental Schools, Intervention
Beaujean, A. Alexander; Knoop, Andrew; Holliday, Gregory – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if a single math-based chronometric task could accurately discriminate between college students with and without a diagnosed math disorder. Analyzing data from 31 students (6 in the case group, 25 in the clinical comparison group), it was found that the single chronometric task could accurately…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, College Students, Predictor Variables, Educational Diagnosis
Deatline-Buchman, Andria; Jitendra, Asha K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
A within-subject pretest-posttest comparison design was used to explore the effectiveness of a planning and writing intervention in improving the argumentative writing performance of five fourth-grade students with learning disabilities. Students were taught to collaboratively plan and revise their essays and independently write their essays using…
Descriptors: Intervention, Essays, Learning Disabilities, Writing Instruction
Heiman, Tali – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
Differences in the learning styles of students with and without learning disabilities (LD) at a distance-learning university were examined. Two hundred and twelve students answered self-report questionnaires on their learning styles. Results revealed that students with LD preferred to use more stepwise processing, including memorizing and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Style
Smith, Thomas J.; Adams, Gail – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
Data from the 2001 National Household Education Survey were examined to estimate the prevalence of comorbid AD/HD and LD among school-aged children in the United States and assess how this comorbidity was associated with selected parent-reported behavioral and academic outcomes. The observed prevalence of comorbidity coincided with estimates in…
Descriptors: Incidence, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Parents
Igo, L. Brent; Riccomini, Paul J.; Bruning, Roger H.; Pope, Ginger G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
This explanatory sequential mixed-methods study explored how the encoding of text ideas is affected when students with learning disabilities (LD) take notes from Web-based text. In the quantitative phase of the study, 15 students took three kinds of notes--typed, copy and paste, and written--with each kind of notes addressing a different topic.…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Qualitative Research, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Choice Tests
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