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Scanlon, David; Saenz, Lauren; Kelly, Michael P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Alternative Individualized Education Program (IEP) dispute resolution models should respond to limitations of current options. An experimental IEP dispute resolution program provides parents and schools with an evidence-supported neutral perspective on what is needed for free and appropriate education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Conflict Resolution, Models, Experimental Programs
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Gartland, Debi; Strosnider, Roberta – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This is an official document of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), of which Council for Learning Disabilities is a long-standing, active member. With this position paper, NJCLD advocates for the implementation of high-quality education standards (HQES) for students with learning disabilities (LD) and outlines the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Academic Achievement
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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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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Zheng, Xinhua; Flynn, Lindsay J.; Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This article provides a quantitative synthesis of the published literature on word problem solving intervention studies for children with math disabilities (MD). Seven group and eight single-subject design studies met inclusion criteria. Mean effect sizes ("ES"s) for solution accuracy for group design studies were 0.95 (SE = 0.19) for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Learning Disabilities
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Daves, David P.; Walker, David W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Integrity, Fidelity
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee of representatives of 12 organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities. More than 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by the NJCLD. The NJCLD considers…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Response to Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Beam, Andrea P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
Unlike other special education categories defined in U.S. law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the definition of specific learning disability (SLD) has not changed since first proposed in 1968. Thus, although the operational definition of SLD has responded to new knowledge and understanding about the construct, the formal definition…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Theory Practice Relationship
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The modern history of the legal protections for students with learning disabilities in K-12 education focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is funding legislation with detailed accompanying regulations that, respectively, are periodically revised as part of the reauthorization process. In contrast, Section 504 of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Leko, Melinda M.; Griffin, Cynthia C. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
In a 1986 study published in the "Learning Disability Quarterly," Simmons and Kame'enui examined information found in popular periodicals about learning disabilities (LD) in an effort to understand what people learn about LD from these high-readership sources. After more than 20 years, advances in technology have brought significant…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Internet, Periodicals, Web Sites
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
Literacy is a complex set of skills that comprise the interrelated processes of reading and writing required within varied socio-cultural contexts. Underdeveloped literacy skills have profound consequences for students, families, and society. These effects are academic, social, emotional, and economic in nature. Students with learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 4, Literacy, Reading Processes
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Kauffman, James M.; Bachmeier, Randy J.; LeFever, Gretchen B. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
The policies underlying the specific learning disability (SLD) regulations in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are analyzed. The analysis focuses on the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) provision ("if the child responds to scientific, research-based intervention") as a diagnostic model,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Remedial Reading, Early Reading, Learning Disabilities
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Martin, Reed – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
As federal special education laws change once again--with the passage of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) amendments--what impact is it likely to have for parents, students, teachers, evaluators, school administrators, and the courts? This article describes the actions the author, an attorney within the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Evaluators, Educational Practices
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Prater, Mary Anne – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
Ninety fictional children's books that portrayed at least one character with a learning disability were analyzed. Most characters with learning disabilities were dynamic and were the main character. Most commonly, the learning disability was in reading and written language and services were received in a resource room. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Bibliotherapy, Characterization
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Nowicki, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
A review of 32 studies that compared social competence of children with learning disabilities and typical children in inclusive classrooms found children with learning disabilities and low-achieving children were at a greater risk for social difficulties than were average-to-high-achieving children and did not have accurate self-perceptions of…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Competence
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