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O'Connor, Megan; Geva, Esther; Koh, Poh Wee – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This study set out to compare patterns of relationships among phonological skills, orthographic skills, semantic knowledge, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension in English as a first language (EL1) and English language learners (ELL) students and to test the applicability of the lexical quality hypothesis framework. Participants…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Semantics, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Layes, Smail; Lalonde, Robert; Rebai, Mohamed – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We examined the effects of an adaptive phonological training program on the enhancement of 3 processing abilities--namely, phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, and phonological short-term memory--as well as word and pseudoword reading in Arabic-speaking children with dyslexia. We compared an experimental group (n = 20; mean age =…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Semitic Languages, Reading Skills, Phonology
Castellaro, Mariano; Roselli, Néstor – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2018
The article aims to study the verbal collaborative interaction in both symmetrical and asymmetrical dyads according to specific individual cognitive competence. The interaction was analyzed in terms of cognitive and non-cognitive aspects. 19 dyads (38 fifth and sixth graders) participated. First, they individually solved a set of logical problems…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Cooperative Learning
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Salihu, Linda; Aro, Mikko; Räsänen, Pekka – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the mathematics skills of fourth-grade children from Kosovo in relation to their background characteristics. Seventy-six children, out of 233 tested, who were identified with learning difficulties in mathematics were further assessed during fifth and sixth grades, in mathematics skills and reading comprehension.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics