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Ciullo, Stephen; Lembke, Erica S.; Carlisle, Abigail; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Goodwin, Marilyn; Judd, Laura – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The authors report findings from a systematic observational study of middle school educators (Grades 6-8) in two states who provided reading interventions within Tier 2 and Tier 3 of a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Intervention sessions were coded and analyzed to understand (a) the frequency and type of evidence-based strategies…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Response to Intervention
Costa, Lara-Jeane C.; Edwards, Crystal N.; Hooper, Stephen R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
This longitudinal study was conducted to determine (a) the rate of co-occurrence of reading disabilities (RDs) in a writing disability (WD) population of students followed from first grade to fourth grade and (b) the cognitive burden that is assumed by having a WD and a RD (WD + RD). The sample included 137 first-grade students from a single…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Difficulties, Reading Difficulties, Multiple Disabilities
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McAlenney, Athena Lentini; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
The current study examined a solution to high false positive reading risk classification rates in early kindergarten by investigating a method of identifying students with possible false positive risk classifications and returning them to general classroom instruction. Researchers assessed kindergarten students (N = 105) identified as at risk who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Risk Assessment, Classification
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Ciullo, Stephen; Falcomata, Terry; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
The authors report the effects of a single-case, multiple-probe design investigation for students with learning disabilities (LD) in Grades 4 and 5. Seven students classified as LD and with persistent difficulty with informational-text comprehension from two elementary schools participated. The study compared social studies learning across two…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials
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Banerjee, Manju; Madaus, Joseph W.; Gelbar, Nicholas – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
A key issue in fostering transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities is documentation verifying the nature of the disability and supporting the need for services and reasonable accommodations. Documentation guidelines assist postsecondary disability service providers in making decisions about eligibility and reasonable…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Documentation, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making
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Hall, Tracey E.; Cohen, Nicole; Vue, Ge; Ganley, Patricia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
CAST created "Strategic Reader," a technology-based system blending Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) in a digital learning environment to improve reading comprehension instruction. This experimental study evaluates the effectiveness of Strategic Reader using two treatment conditions for measuring…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Education, Curriculum Based Assessment
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Zaslofsky, Anne F. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of a curriculum-based measure of word problem solving (CBM-WPS) as an indicator of performance and progress in a sample of 136 third-grade students at risk for mathematics difficulties (MDs) instructed in a standards-based mathematics curriculum. Students completed the CBM-WPS…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Academic Standards, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Meyer, J. Patrick; Alves, Kat D.; Lloyd, John Wills – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related model to guide creation of a multimedia-based instructional tool called content acquisition podcasts (CAPs). CAPs delivered vocabulary instruction…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Evidence, Vocabulary Development, Learning Disabilities
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Swanson, H. Lee; Moran, Amber; Lussier, Cathy; Fung, Wenson – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of explicit, direct, and generative strategy training and working memory capacity (WMC) on mathematical word problem-solving accuracy in elementary schoolchildren. In this study, children in third grade ("N" = 82) identified as at risk for math difficulties (MD) were randomly…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Watson, Silvana M. R.; Gable, Robert A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
In this article, we provide an overview of current knowledge on the underlying cognitive deficits associated with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD). We highlight difficulties surrounding the identification of MLD that include inconsistency in defining MLD, comorbidity with other disabilities, problems associated with assessment tools and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Comorbidity, Mathematics Skills
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Weiser, Beverly L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether integrating encoding instruction with reading instruction provides stronger gains for students who struggle with reading than instruction that includes little or no encoding. An instructional design model was investigated to best fit the data of 175 first-grade readers at risk for reading…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Measures (Individuals), Reading Comprehension, Progress Monitoring
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Nelson-Walker, Nancy J.; Fien, Hank; Kosty, Derek B.; Smolkowski, Keith; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Baker, Scott K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This article examines the efficacy of a multitiered systemic reading intervention for increasing the intensity and quality of explicit literacy instruction that teachers provide in first-grade classrooms. Schools ("j" = 16) were randomly assigned to the treatment or comparison condition. In both conditions, teachers ("i" = 42)…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness, Control Groups
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study investigated the relative effects of three treatments with varying instructional emphases in reading with a comparison condition. Eighty-seven students in fourth grade with reading impairments were assigned through stratified random assignment to one of four conditions: (a) comprehension emphasis, (b) word study emphasis, (c) emphasis…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Limited English Speaking, Grade 4
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Melekoglu, Macid A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This study was an investigation of the impact of motivation to read on reading gains of struggling readers with and without specific learning disabilities (LD) who were exposed to a structured, research-based daily reading program over an 18-week period. Participants included 13 students with LD and 25 students without disabilities from two middle…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, High School Students, Surveys
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) strongly supports comprehensive assessment and evaluation of students with learning disabilities by a multidisciplinary team for the identification and diagnosis of students with learning disabilities. Comprehensive assessment of individual students requires the use of multiple data…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Student Evaluation, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation
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