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Castro, Connie J.; Viezel, Kathleen; Dumont, Ron; Guiney, Meaghan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study examined recent technological developments in cognitive assessment and how these developments impact children's test behavior. The study consisted of two groups: one tested with an iPad and another tested with the standard paper and pencil format of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV). Independent groups t tests…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Cognitive Ability, Child Behavior
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Agaliotis, Ioannis; Kalyva, Efrosini – International Education Studies, 2019
This study explores the differences in the motivational profiles of under-achieving gifted students and high-achieving gifted and non-gifted students. In comparison to their high-achieving peers, under-achieving gifted students reported weaker motivational orientations, in both achievement and social goals, as well as in intrinsic motivation.…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Gifted, Comparative Analysis, High Achievement
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Zheng, Lidan; Grove, Rachel; Eapen, Valsamma – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Mothers of children with autism experience high levels of stress. However, little is known about whether maternal stressors differ across children of different ages. Method: This study investigated stressors in mothers of 29 pre-school-aged and 27 school-aged children with autism. Correlation and regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Predictor Variables, Stress Variables, Autism
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Deckert, Matthias; Schmoeger, Michaela; Schaunig-Busch, Ines; Willinger, Ulrike – Journal of Child Language, 2019
Metaphor development in conjunction with verbal intelligence and linguistic competence in middle childhood and at the transition to early adolescence was investigated. 298 individuals between seven and ten years (chronological age) who attended grades two-four (mental age) were tested for metaphor processing by the Metaphoric Triads Task, for…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Linguistic Competence, Language Processing, Prediction
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Inge, Zweers; Bijstra, Jan O.; de Castro, Bram Orobio; Tick, Nouchka T.; van de Schoot, Rens A. G. J. – School Psychology Review, 2019
This study examined which factors were related to placement choices for inclusive regular education or exclusive special education for Dutch students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties (SEBD). Students aged 6-11 in three subgroups participated: 45 included and 17 excluded students with SEBD (i.e., educated in regular education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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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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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We investigated the efficiency of briefly presenting word forms (visual dictation) over and above word copying in 5 computerized repeated spelling training sessions of Dutch rule-based and loan words in advanced spellers in primary school. Using repeated measures analyses of variance, we compared the effects of 2 spelling feedback conditions in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Nation, Kate – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2019
Reading comprehension is a complex task which depends on a range of cognitive and linguistic processes. According to the Simple View of Reading, this complexity can be captured as the product of two sets of skills: decoding and linguistic comprehension. The Simple View explains variance in reading comprehension and provides a good framework to…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Preschool Children
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Hu, Xiaoyi; Lee, Gabrielle T.; Liu, Yanhong; Wu, Manman – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an individual work system on student task engagement, prompts needed for task completion, and the accuracy in task completion for three students with ASD in a special education classroom in China. Three students with ASD (two girls and one boy, ages 8-9) participated in this study. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Lensing, Nele; Elsner, Birgit – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Executive functions (EFs) may help children to regulate their food-intake in an "obesogenic" environment, where energy-dense food is easily available. There is mounting evidence that overweight is associated with diminished hot and cool EFs, and several longitudinal studies found evidence for a predictive effect of hot EFs on children's…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Elementary School Students, Food, Eating Habits
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Mpella, Maria; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Tsigilis, Nikolaos – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a theatrical play programme on social skills development for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Six children with ASD were selected by purposive sampling (M=10.6 years), and their typically developing peers (N=132) (M=10.3 years), attending general primary schools in Greece…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Garcia, Elisa B.; Sulik, Michael J.; Obradovic, Jelena – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Teacher-report is commonly used to assess executive functions (EFs) in schools, but teachers' perceptions of EF skills may be biased by students' demographic characteristics. In this short-term longitudinal study, we assessed whether students' gender, ethnicity, and English language learner (ELL) status predicted teachers' reports of students'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Executive Function, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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Chapple, Christine; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
West Syndrome is a severe, early-onset epilepsy syndrome, with significant implications for subsequent neurological and cognitive development. While most children with a prior diagnosis of West Syndrome initially follow a normal developmental trajectory, there is evidence of subsequent emergence of clusters of difficulties, including autism…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Case Studies, Autism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Wu, I-Chen; Lo, C. Owen; Tsai, Kuei-Fang – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Empirical studies investigating twice-exceptional students' learning experiences and intricate needs remain scarce to date. Even though highly able learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASDs) demonstrate potential for high achievement and/or creative productivity, they also face potential psychosocial distresses such as anxiety disorders and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Grade 5
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Tolchinsky, Liliana – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
Learning to compose texts adequate for different purposes is crucial for becoming literate. We examined developmental changes in the rhetorical structure of written texts produced by Spanish children throughout the early years of elementary school in the light of descriptive writing purposes. Children had also performed tasks to test…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Writing Assignments
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