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Poletti, Michele – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" grouped specific learning disabilities in the single diagnostic category of specific learning disorder (SLD), with specifiers for impairments in reading, written expression, and mathematics. This study aimed at investigating the intellectual profile,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties, Mathematics Skills
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Nader, Anne-Marie; Courchesne, Valérie; Dawson, Michelle; Soulières, Isabelle – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is widely used to estimate autistic intelligence (Joseph in The neuropsychology of autism. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011; Goldstein et al. in "Assessment of autism spectrum disorders." Guilford Press, New York, 2008; Mottron in "J Autism Dev Disord" 34(1):19-27, 2004).…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Girbau, Dolors – First Language, 2016
Forty native Spanish-speaking children (age 8;0-10;3), 20 with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and 20 with Typical Language Development (TLD), received a battery of psycholinguistic tests, IQ, hearing screenings, and the Spanish Non-word Repetition Task (NRT). The children's repetition of 20 non-words was scored. The percentage of correct…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Language Impairments, Spanish Speaking, Accuracy
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Ye, Ai; Hansen, Nicole; Resnick, Ilyse; Carrique, Jessica; Jordan, Nancy – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to reveal the developmental pathway from third grade cognitive competencies to sixth grade conceptual and procedural fraction knowledge through the intervening whole numerical skills at fifth grade. The study used empirical data that come from 536 students in nine schools across two Delaware public school…
Descriptors: Fractions, Number Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy
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Adelson, Jill L.; Kelcey, Benjamin – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In this commentary of "Evaluating the Gifted Program of an Urban School District Using a Modified Regression Discontinuity Design" by Davis, Engberg, Epple, Sieg, and Zimmer, we examine the background of the study, critique the methods used, and discuss the results and implications. The study used a fuzzy regression discontinuity design…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics)
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Hsu, Guo-Liang; Tang, Jung-Chang; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Li, Yung-Chang; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Li, Yung-Chang; Hung, Jung-Chao; Wei, Chun-Hwa – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
The demands of money-counting skills potentially limit individuals with intellectual disability (ID) to master the one-more-than technique, particularly in Taiwan, which requires high daily minimum living expense for supporting an individual's daily life. Employing a multiple treatment design across price ranges and settings, this study compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computation, Money Management, Teaching Methods
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Beaujean, A. Alexander – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
One of the ways to increase the reproducibility of research is for authors to provide a sufficient description of the data analytic procedures so that others can replicate the results. The publishers of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) do not follow these guidelines when reporting their confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Replication (Evaluation)
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Hamilton, Nancy J.; Astramovich, Randall L. – Education, 2016
Children with ADHD often experience academic challenges and interpersonal difficulties which may impact their educational success. Using a case study approach, the authors explored the experiences of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a fifth grade school setting. Findings indicated that the student had an elevated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Student Experience
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Wu, Pei-Fang; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Wheaton, Joe E.; Tullis, Chris A. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Two students with developmental disabilities were taught two daily living skills using video prompting with error correction presented on an iPod Touch, and two different fading procedures were implemented. In one fading procedure, individual video clips were merged into multiple larger clips following acquisition of the entire skill. In the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Werner, Shelby Spare; Hart, Kathleen J.; Ficke, Susan L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Previous studies have found that male juvenile offenders typically obtain low scores on measures of intelligence, often with a pattern of higher scores on measures of nonverbal relative to verbal tasks. The research on the intelligence performance of female juvenile offenders is limited. This study explored the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Scores, Profiles, Females
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Poulsen, Mads; Gravgaard, Amalie K. D. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between syntactic comprehension at the sentence level and text-level comprehension. The study isolated the specific contribution of syntax by asking whether sentence comprehension efficiency of difficult syntactic constructions explained variance in text comprehension after controlling for sentence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Stichter, Janine P.; Christ, Shawn E.; Herzog, Melissa J.; O'Donnell, Rose M.; O'Connor, Karen V. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
Numerous research groups have consistently called for increased rigor within the evaluation of social programming to better understand pivotal factors to treatment outcomes. The underwhelming data on the essential features of social competence programs for students with behavior challenges may, in part, be attributed to the manner by which…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Executive Function, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents
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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Sahin, Feyzullah – Cogent Education, 2016
Creativity of the individual is dependent on numerous factors, such as knowledge, general intelligence and emotional intelligence. The general purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of general intelligence, emotional intelligence and academic knowledge on the emerging of domain-specific creativity. The study was conducted on 178…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables
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Duda, Marlena; Daniels, Jena; Wall, Dennis P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
The Mobile Autism Risk Assessment (MARA) is a new, electronically administered, 7-question autism spectrum disorder (ASD) screen to triage those at highest risk for ASD. Children 16 months-17 years (N = 222) were screened during their first visit in a developmental-behavioral pediatric clinic. MARA scores were compared to diagnosis from the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Risk Assessment, Children
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