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Backer van Ommeren, Tineke; Koot, Hans M.; Scheeren, Anke M.; Begeer, Sander – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Differences in the social limitations of girls compared to boys on the autism spectrum are still poorly understood. Impaired social-emotional reciprocity is a core diagnostic criterion for an autism spectrum disorder. This study compares sex differences in reciprocal behaviour in children with autism spectrum disorder (32 girls, 114 boys) and in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Child Behavior, Autism, Comparative Analysis
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Stanley, Christopher; Truckenmiller, Adrea – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
The objective of this study was to determine the latent profiles of reading and language skills that characterized 7,752 students in kindergarten through tenth grade and to relate the profiles to norm-referenced reading outcomes. Reading and language skills were assessed with a computer-adaptive assessment administered in the middle of the year…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing
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Marks, Gary N. – Journal of School Choice, 2015
This article examines school sector differences in student performance Years 3, 5, and 7 in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling and grammar using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the national testing program (NAPLAN). At each of the 3 Year levels, there are sizable school sector differences with students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Allor, Jill H.; Mathes, Patricia G.; Roberts, J. Kyle; Cheatham, Jennifer P.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Exceptional Children, 2014
This longitudinal randomized-control trial investigated the effectiveness of scientifically based reading instruction for students with IQs ranging from 40 to 80, including students with intellectual disability (ID). Students were randomly assigned into treatment (n = 76) and contrast (n = 65) groups. Students in the treatment group received…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Differences
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Cronin, Kathleen A. – Exceptionality, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among oral language, decoding, and reading comprehension for children with autism. Participants included 13 English-speaking children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism (IQ > 70) who were included in a typical classroom, and who had parents who spoke English. Parts of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Oral Language, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension
Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Schatschneider, Chris – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2015
The FAIR-FS consists of computer-adaptive reading comprehension and oral language screening tasks that provide measures to track growth over time, as well as a Probability of Literacy Success (PLS) linked to grade-level performance (i.e., the 40th percentile) on the reading comprehension subtest of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) in the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Screening Tests, Reading Comprehension, Oral Language
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Skebo, Crysten M.; Lewis, Barbara A.; Freebairn, Lisa A.; Tag, Jessica; Ciesla, Allison Avrich; Stein, Catherine M. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2013
Purpose: The relationship between phonological awareness, overall language, vocabulary, and nonlinguistic cognitive skills to decoding and reading comprehension was examined for students at 3 stages of literacy development (i.e., early elementary school, middle school, and high school). Students with histories of speech sound disorders (SSD) with…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Reading Skills, Language Skills, Vocabulary
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Ecalle, Jean; Bouchafa, Houria; Potocki, Anna; Magnan, Annie – Journal of Research in Reading, 2013
Two experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that sentence processing is an essential mediatory skill between word recognition and text comprehension in reading. In Experiment 1, a semantic similarity judgement task was used with children from Grade 2 to Grade 9. They had to say whether two written sentences had the same (or very similar)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Language Processing
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Wanless, Shannon B.; McClelland, Megan M.; Acock, Alan C.; Ponitz, Claire C.; Son, Seung-Hee; Lan, Xuezhao; Morrison, Frederick J.; Chen, Jo-Lin; Chen, Fu-Mei; Lee, Kangyi; Sung, Miyoung; Li, Su – Psychological Assessment, 2011
The present study examined the psychometric properties of scores from a direct measure of behavioral regulation, the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task (HTKS) with 3- to 6-year-old children in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Specifically, we investigated (a) the nature and variability of HTKS scores, including relations to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Behavior Problems, Cross Cultural Studies
Maxfield, Jennifer; Gozali-Lee, Edith; Mueller, Dan – Wilder Research, 2010
Project Early Kindergarten (PEK) aims to improve the school-readiness of Saint Paul children and help close the achievement gap through offering high-quality educational experiences for preschool children. This report comes at the conclusion of the sixth year of PEK. Following an initial planning year (2004-05), PEK has served children through the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The main objective of the overall Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI) was to help the classroom teacher acquire the key reading diagnostic strategies (e.g., Cooter, 2003; Desimone, 2009; Garet et al., 2001; Timperley & Phillips, 2003) relevant to K-1 struggling readers (e.g., Desimone, 2009; Garet et al., 2001; Guskey, 2002; Joyce &…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Consultants
Lipsey, Mark W.; Farran, Dale C.; Hurley, Sean M.; Hofer, Kerry G.; Bilbrey, Carol – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This research investigated the effects of two contrasting pre-k curricula, relative to practice as usual, on subsequent academic achievement. One curriculum had a strong literacy focus, the other was a less didactic "developmentally appropriate" curriculum that allowed children to have more influence on classroom activities. The purpose…
Descriptors: Class Activities, School Readiness, Learning Activities, Economically Disadvantaged
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Caesar, Lena G.; Kohler, Paula D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
This study used a mail survey to gather information from 409 school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the state of Michigan regarding the types of language assessment procedures they employed when assessing children's language skills. Descriptive data regarding respondents' demographic, caseload, and employment characteristics were also…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Language Skills, Informal Assessment, Children
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Petrill, Stephen A.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Schatschneider, Christopher; Davis, Chayna – Infant and Child Development, 2007
Evidence from intervention studies, quantitative genetic and molecular genetic studies suggests that genetic, and to a lesser extent, shared environmental influences are important to the development of reading and related cognitive skills. The Northeast-Northwest Collaborative Adoption Projects (N2CAP) is a sample of 241 adoptive families,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Genetics, Parents, Family Environment
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Stewart, Rachel M.; Benner, Gregory J.; Martella, Ronald C.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2007
The purpose of this study was to analyze the research literature on three-tier models of reading and behavior and to provide a descriptive analysis and meta-analytic review of these models. An in-depth review of 17 articles was conducted on the similarities and differences between and among three-tier models of reading (n = 5), models of behavior…
Descriptors: Investigations, Literacy, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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