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Haley, Keri; Allsopp, David; Hoppey, David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Advocating for your child with a disability can be a daunting task for any parent. When the parent is also a school district employee, determining whether advocacy could impact one's position as an employee becomes inherently problematic. Using a heuristic case study approach, this inquiry's intent is to understand the experiences, barriers, and…
Descriptors: Parents, Learning Disabilities, Parents as Teachers, School Districts
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Valle, Jan W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
In this article, a narrative inquiry approach is used to investigate how mothers report their experiences of parenting children with learning disability (LD) within the culture of American motherhood and to explore what impact such experiences of motherhood might have upon their relationships with school professionals. Analysis of the mothers'…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mothers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Shen, Mei; Troia, Gary A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This study used a multiple-probe, multiple-baseline single-case design to investigate the efficacy of planning, and then revising strategy instruction using self-regulated strategy development on the compare-contrast writing performance of three late elementary students with language-learning disabilities. After receiving the planning instruction,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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McGrath, Allison L.; Hughes, Marie Tejero – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Students with learning disabilities (LD) often receive instruction in general education science classrooms. However, little is known about the academic success of students with LD in this setting. As inquiry-based science instruction has become more prominent, research focusing on student learning is needed to explore how such instruction meets…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inquiry, Active Learning, Success
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Cook, Sara Cothren; Rao, Kavita – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Based on the premise that instruction should be designed from the outset to reduce barriers, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines provide a set of flexible options and scaffolds to ensure access for all learners. Using the UDL framework, teachers and researchers can systematically adapt effective practices that have been established by…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Best Practices, Access to Education, Guidelines
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Doabler, Christian T.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Stoolmiller, Mike; Fien, Hank; Clarke, Ben; Gearin, Brian; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Accumulating research has established explicit mathematics instruction as an evidence-based teaching practice. This study utilized observation data from a multi-year efficacy trial to examine the longitudinal effects of a core kindergarten mathematics program on the use of explicit mathematics instruction among two distinct groups of teachers: one…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Evidence Based Practice, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction
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Zeng, Wen; Ju, Song; Hord, Casey – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The number of students with learning disabilities (LD) enrolling in postsecondary education has increased rapidly over the past decade. It is imperative to investigate what interventions have been used to assist students with LD in achieving academic success. To examine the interventions currently used to support students with LD in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Intervention, College Students, Learning Disabilities
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Battistutta, Layla; Commissaire, Eva; Steffgen, Georges – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Intergroup comparison studies have shown that children with specific learning disorders hold lower self-perceptions regarding their abilities than their typically developing peers, especially in an academic setting. This small-scale study investigated the potential effect of diagnostic timing on competency perceptions within a sample of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Adolescents, Competence, Diagnostic Tests
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Showers, Anne H.; Kinsman, Jeremy W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Using structural equation modeling, the study tested a theoretical model linking family background, student attributes, and college success. The sample consisted of 346 students with learning disabilities (LDs) who enrolled in college between 2004 and 2012. The data were taken from the public files of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Success
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Morin, Lisa L.; Watson, Silvana M. R.; Hester, Peggy; Raver, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
For students with mathematics difficulties (MD), math word problem solving is especially challenging. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a problem-solving strategy, bar model drawing, on the mathematical problem-solving skills of students with MD. The study extended previous research that suggested that schematic-based…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Dallas, William P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This study evaluated a scheduling methodology referred to as intervention-based scheduling to address the problem of practice regarding the fidelity of implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) in an existing school schedule design. Employing panel data, this study used fixed-effects regressions and first differences ordinary least squares (OLS)…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Sustainability, Fidelity, Regression (Statistics)
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Cen, Suzan; Aytac, Berna – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
The present study aimed to assess the interaction between familial and cultural factors on child problem behaviors of learning disabled children aged between 7 and 14 within the perspective of ecocultural theory (N = 90). Mothers completed the Family Support Scale, Portrait Values Questionnaire, and Social-Demographical Form, and teachers…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Family Programs, Values, Child Behavior
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Woodward, John; Tzur, Ron – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Four studies into characteristics and instructional needs of students with learning disabilities are summarized in this article. These studies are also reviewed in the wider context of mathematics intervention research in special education. These studies generally rely on qualitative methodology, and they are best understood in light of a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Special Education, Student Characteristics
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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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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This article provides a concise and objective synthesis of the federal legislation, regulations, and agency policy interpretations; state laws; and case law, including hearing officer and complaint investigation decisions, concerning specific learning disability (SLD) identification since the 2006 IDEA regulations. The results reveal wide latitude…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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