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Christodoulou, Joanna A.; Cyr, Abigail; Murtagh, Jack; Chang, Patricia; Lin, Jiayi; Guarino, Anthony J.; Hook, Pamela; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Efficacy of an intensive reading intervention implemented during the nonacademic summer was evaluated in children with reading disabilities or difficulties (RD). Students (ages 6-9) were randomly assigned to receive Lindamood-Bell's "Seeing Stars" program (n = 23) as an intervention or to a waiting-list control group (n = 24). Analysis…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties
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Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, and interpretation changes. In this interview, Amy Gabel discusses the most recent revision of the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Use, Test Validity
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Swanson, H. Lee; Kudo, Milagros; Guzman-Orth, Danielle – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the prevalence and stability of latent classes at risk for reading disabilities (RD) in elementary-aged children whose first language is Spanish. To this end, children (N = 489) in Grades 1, 2, and 3 at Wave 1 were administered a battery of reading, vocabulary, and cognitive measures (short-term memory [STM], working memory…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities
La Marca, Jeffry P.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Research consistently demonstrates that attention deficits have a deleterious effect on academic achievement. Impairments in attention, and not hyperactivity/impulsivity, are associated with learning difficulties and academic problems in students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To date, most studies have focused on symptoms…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Neurology, Biofeedback, Intervention
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DuPaul, George J.; Kern, Lee; Caskie, Grace I. L.; Volpe, Robert J. – School Psychology Review, 2015
We examined the degree to which child, family, and treatment variables predicted treatment outcomes for reading and math achievement and oppositional behavior in a sample of 135 young children (105 boys and 30 girls). All of the participants met "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision"…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Treatment
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Murray, Desiree W.; Rabiner, David L.; Carrig, Madeline M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Professional development for teachers has historically been fairly didactic in nature (Garet et al., 2001; Rose & Church, 1998), which is believed to limit effectiveness and translation to teacher practice change (Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, & Wallace, 2005). One well-established program with a more active, collaborative training…
Descriptors: Instructional Program Divisions, Faculty Development, Emotional Response, Attention
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Malekpour, Mokhtar; Aghababaei, Sara; Hadi, Samira – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the effectiveness of family, child, and family-child based intervention on the rate of ADHD symptoms in third grade students. The population for this study was all of students with ADHD diagnoses in the city of Isfahan, Iran. The multistage random sampling method was used to select the 60…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Grade 3
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2014
Less frequently than you might expect, a court case within the booming world of special education litigation focuses on the evaluation practices of a school psychologist. The appropriateness of such practices merits comparative examination from both professional and legal perspectives. This article contains the facts for examination under these…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Court Litigation, Special Education, School Psychologists
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Gerdes, Alyson C.; Lawton, Kathryn E.; Haack, Lauren M.; Hurtado, Gabriela Dieguez – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2013
Objective: In an effort to combat the mental health disparities that exist among Latinos, the current study aimed to add to our knowledge related to culturally appropriate assessments for Latino children presenting with ADHD. Method: As part of a larger study, a community sample of 68 Spanish-speaking, Latino parents completed the Spanish…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disability Identification, Psychometrics
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Wood, Sarah C. – Roeper Review, 2012
This exploratory study considered the perceptions of parents and teachers regarding behaviors exhibited by gifted students who may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by examining their responses to the Conners 3 behavior rating scale. Statistical analysis revealed average scores in the ratings of parents and teachers in the areas…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Problems, Academically Gifted, Identification
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Hale, James B.; Reddy, Linda A.; Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret; Hain, Lisa A.; Whitaker, James; Morley, Jessica; Lawrence, Kyle; Smith, Alex; Jones, Nicole – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Methylphenidate (MPH) often ameliorates attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behavioral dysfunction according to "indirect" informant reports and rating scales. The standard of care behavioral MPH titration approach seldom includes "direct" neuropsychological or academic assessment data to determine treatment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Rating Scales, Short Term Memory
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Emmert, Stacey; Kercood, Suneeta; Grskovic, Janice A. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2009
Using a single-subject alternating treatments reversal design, the effects of three conditions, tactile stimulation, auditory stimulation, and choice of the two, were compared on the math story problem solving of elementary students with attention problems. Students attempted and solved slightly more problems and engaged in fewer off-task…
Descriptors: Tactual Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Problem Solving, Elementary School Students
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Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Soong, Wei-Tsuen; Chiu, Yen-Nan; Tsai, Wen-Che – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: This article examines the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Conners' Parent and Teacher Rating Scales-Revised: Short Forms (CPRS-R:S-C and CTRS-R:S-C) in a representative sample of 2,584 first to ninth graders in Taipei and 479 clinical participants (274 with ADHD). Method: The instruments include the CPRS-R:S-C,…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Test Validity, Factor Structure, Rating Scales
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Collett, Brent R.; Gimpel, Gretchen A. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2004
Objective: This study explores child and maternal attributions in ADHD and non-ADHD populations. Participants included children with ADHD (N = 26) and without ADHD (N = 24) and their mothers. Method: Children completed the Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R; Kaslow & Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991) and mothers completed the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attention Deficit Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology)
Fennerty, Dan; Lambert, Connie; Majsterek, David – 2000
In order to qualify for special education services, students must meet criteria that signal a serious behavior disorder. The Executive Committee of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (1998) expressed the need to move away from norm-referenced measures and recommended utilizing a more functional assessment approach. Members of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Child Development, Elementary School Students