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Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W.; McGill, Ryan J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is inadequate information regarding the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children -- Fifth UK Edition (WISC-V[superscript UK]; Wechsler, 2016a, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth UK Edition, Harcourt Assessment, London, UK) to guide interpretation. Aims and methods: The WISC-V[superscript UK]…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Factor Analysis
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Al-Hroub, Anies; Whitebread, David – Roeper Review, 2019
The purpose of this research was to investigate the utility of dynamic assessment (DA) in identifying a group of "twice-exceptional students" who exhibited mathematical giftedness and specific learning disabilities (MG/LDs). A quantitative method was applied by a multidisciplinary team to identify 30 students (16 girls and 14 boys) in…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Grade 5
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Oftinger, Anne-Laure; Camos, Valérie – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Although it has been proposed that maintenance of verbal information in adults' working memory relies on two strategies, articulatory rehearsal and attentional refreshing, little is known about the interplay of these strategies in children. To examine strategy changes around the age of seven, children were asked to maintain digits during a…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Adults, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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De Clercq-Quaegebeur, Maryse; Casalis, Séverine; Vilette, Bruno; Lemaitre, Marie-Pierre; Vallée, Louis – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
A high comorbidity between reading and arithmetic disabilities has already been reported. The present study aims at identifying more precisely patterns of arithmetic performance in children with developmental dyslexia, defined with severe and specific criteria. By means of a standardized test of achievement in mathematics ("Calculation and…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students, Dyslexia
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Urben, Sébastien; Camos, Valérie; Habersaat, Stéphanie; Constanty, Lauriane; Stéphan, Philippe – Roeper Review, 2018
This case study analyzed the cognitive strategies of Ethan, a gifted youth, when performing a Stop Signal Task assessing cognitive control processes including response inhibition as well as proactive and reactive adjustments of response. In the case of Ethan, the response inhibition score was biased, revealing that Ethan did not follow the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Gifted, Case Studies, Inhibition
Stichter, Janine P; Malugen, Emily; Herzog, Melissa; O'Donnell, Rose; Kilgus, S; Schoemann, Alexander M. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Many populations served by special education, including those identified with autism, emotional impairments, or students identified as not ready to learn, experience social competence deficits. The Social Competence Intervention-Adolescents' (SCI-A) methods, content, and materials were designed to be maximally pertinent and applicable to the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness
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Cassetta, Briana D.; Pexman, Penny M.; Goghari, Vina M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability to make inferences about mental states. Thus far, little research has examined ToM development in middle childhood. Importantly, recent studies have distinguished between making inferences about beliefs (cognitive ToM) and emotions (affective ToM). ToM has also been associated with executive functioning,…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Inferences, Executive Function, Cognitive Processes
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Pennington, Robert C.; Foreman, Lindsay Hugg; Gurney, Beth Newberry – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
In the current study, we investigated the effects of an instructional package (i.e., response prompting, sentence frames) on sentence writing for three middle school participants (ages 12-13) with moderate to severe disabilities. We employed a multiple probe across behaviors design to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention package and also used…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Intervention, Sentences, Writing Skills
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Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Berninger, Virginia W.; Abbott, Robert D. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Sequential regression was used to evaluate whether language-related working memory components uniquely predict reading and writing achievement beyond cognitive-linguistic translation for students in Grades 4 through 9 (N = 103) with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in subword handwriting (dysgraphia, n = 25), word reading and spelling…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Short Term Memory, Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement
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Kallitsoglou, Angeliki – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
It is unknown whether children with conduct problems (CP) and poor reading (PR) skills exhibit more profound executive function impairments than children with CP only and whether such impairments are explained by coexisting PR. Executive functions were compared in four groups of 7- to 8-year-old children: 26 CP only, 35 PR only, 27 CP-PR, and 31…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Behavior Problems, Reading Difficulties, Children
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V; Wechsler 2014a) "Technical and Interpretation Manual" (Wechsler 2014b) dedicated only a single page to discussing the 10-subtest WISC-V primary battery across the entire 6 to 16 age range. Users are left to extrapolate the structure of the 10-subtest battery from the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Reliability
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Erbeli, Florina; Hart, Sara A.; Wagner, Richard K.; Taylor, Jeanette – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
A fairly recent definition of reading disability (RD) is that in the form of a hybrid model. The model views RD as a latent construct that is manifested through various observable unexpected impairments in reading-related skills and through inadequate response to intervention. The current report evaluated this new conceptualization of RD from an…
Descriptors: Etiology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Response to Intervention
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Schaeffer, Jeannette – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2018
This study investigates the question as to whether and how the linguistic and other cognitive abilities of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) differ from those of children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA). To this end, 27 Dutch-speaking elementary-school-age children with SLI, 27 age-matched children with HFA, and a control group…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Ability, Language Skills
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Shoghi Javan, Sara; Ghonsooly, Behzad – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2018
The complicated cognitive processes involved in natural (primary) bilingualism lead to significant cognitive development. Executive functions as a fundamental component of human cognition are deemed to be affected by language learning. To date, a large number of studies have investigated how natural (primary) bilingualism influences executive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Language Processing, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development
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