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Li, Huijun; Hamel, Christine M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
A review of 38 articles published from 1990 to 2000 on college students with learning disabilities and writing difficulties (LD/WD) found four major topics were discussed: available assistive technology; effectiveness of assistive technology; characteristics and error patterns in the writings of college students with LD/WD; and instructional…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, College Students, Error Patterns, Exceptional Child Research
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Morocco, Catherine Cobb – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2001
This article presents the mission and conceptual framework of the REACH Institute, which is engaged in a five-year program of research on teaching for understanding with students with disabilities. It describes several common features of the institute research stands in social studies, language arts, science, and mathematics, and emerging themes.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Disabilities
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Gersten, Russell; Smith-Johnson, Joyce – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2000
This introductory commentary discusses the following articles on studies that used in-depth case studies of students with learning disabilities to document individuals' progress over time, as well as the relationship between reading and writing instruction and students' development of self-regulation. The benefits of qualitative research are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Instructional Effectiveness
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Pany, Darlene; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
The effects of vocabulary instruction on word knowledge and reading comprehension were investigated. Average students learned some word synonyms under all conditions except a noninstructional control condition. However, learning disabled students acquired fewer meanings across all conditions and seemed to require more direct instruction in order…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Directed Reading Activity, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research
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Dowdy, Carol A.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
LD and normal students were compared across the three grade levels on reading flexibility (i.e., the ability to vary reading speed according to their purposes for reading). LD students tended to become less flexible with additional years in school but did achieve better comprehension in grade 10. (SEW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Instructional Program Divisions
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Maheady, Larry; Maitland, George E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
Experimental attempts at assessing the social perception skills of learning disabled (LD) children are reviewed, along with methodological concerns relative to these experiments, and possible directions for future social perception research. Ten studies that examined LD children's ability to interpret nonverbal cues indicated they performed more…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Empathy, Exceptional Child Research, Generalization
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Bryan, Tanis H.; Bryan, James H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
For availability, see EC 103 600 Investigated with 25 learning disabled students (grades 4 and 5) were differences between verbal communication to and from learning disabled (LD) children and those to and from their peers. (IM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Problems, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research
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Jacobs, William R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
For availability, see EC 103 600
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities
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Magee, Patricia A.; Newcomer, Phyllis L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
For availability, see EC 103 600 Investigated with 27 learning disabled students (6 to 8-years-old) was the relationship between oral language and achievement in reading, mathematics, and spelling. (IM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Language Skills
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Pany, Darlene; Jenkins, Joseph R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
Available from: Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091. Compared were the effects of three instructional strategies on the reading comprehension of six 9- to 11-year-old learning disabled students in a resource program. (BD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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Chiang, Berttram; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1980
The study evaluated the effects of four fifth-grade learning disabled (LD) students tutoring one third-grade and three second-grade LD students on word recognition skills. The results indicated that the cross age tutoring procedure was mutually beneficial for the tutors and the tutees. For related information see EC 132 758-768. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Peer Teaching
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Kavale, Kenneth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1980
LD readers' failures were associated with a greater number of word recognition and vocabulary errors suggesting that LD readers were unable to extract enough relevant information to apply a successful line of reasoning. For related information see EC 132 758-768. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Exceptional Child Research
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Poplin, Mary S.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1980
Results showed that LD Ss scored significantly lower than normal Ss on most written expression abilities, expecially in the mechanical tasks of spelling, punctuation, and word usage. For related information see EC 132 758-768. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities
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Reid, D. Kim; Hresko, Wayne P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1980
The results were interpreted as support for the view that oral and written language are interactive in their development, and that young children come to school with some reading abilities. For related information see EC 132 758-768. (Author)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Oral Language
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Lovitt, Thomas C.; Fantasia, Kathryn – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1980
Pretest and posttest measures of reading were obtained for two groups of learning disabled elementary students for 2 years. The argument was made that based on reliability considerations, practical issues, and ethical concerns, teachers might be better off to opt for the direct approach to evaluating their reading programs. For related information…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities
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