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Moore, Sarah Catherine K. – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Catherine K. Moore, Program Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics, outlined factors for content area teachers to consider as they design and deliver lessons for mainstream classrooms that include English learner (EL) students. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Moore following the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English Language Learners, Lesson Plans, Best Practices
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Esposito, M.; Carotenuto, M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2014
Background: The role of sleep in cognitive processes has been confirmed by a growing number of reports for all ages of life. Analysing sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) spectra may be useful to study cortical organisation in individuals with Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF), as seen in other disturbances even if it is not considered a…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Slow Learners, Sleep, Children
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Serry, Tanya; Rose, Miranda; Liamputtong, Pranee – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2014
Reading Recovery is an early intervention program used around the world for at-risk readers. Developed at a time when constructivist principles dominated educational philosophy, its efficacy has caused debate and division over the last three decades. This qualitative study employed in-depth interviews and observations to explore 10 Reading…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Teachers
Henry, Sharon S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine teachers' perceptions about struggling readers who do not qualify for special services, their perceptions of these students' ability to learn to read, and their perceptions of their ability to instruct these students in their general education classrooms. Participants for this study were eight…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Elementary School Students
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Gomez-Vela, Maria; Alonso, Miguel Angel Verdugo; Gonzalez, Francisca Gil; Corbella, Marta Badia; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess the self-determination of Spanish high school students with Intellectual Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs (SEN). A total of 371 students between 11 and 17 years of age participated in the study. Of these, 46.4% (n = 171) presented SEN, specifically learning disabilities (n = 97; 26.2%),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Student Behavior, High School Students
Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's speech…
Descriptors: Slow Learners, Standardized Tests, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement
Shaw, Steven R. – Principal Leadership, 2010
Slow learners, such as students with borderline intellectual functioning, represent one of the most challenging student populations for administrators and teachers. Standard systems and supports are often ineffective--even counterproductive--because they fail to meet students' specific learning needs and instead create a cycle of failure. This…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Slow Learners, Behavior Problems, Outcomes of Education
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Angelillo, Nicola; Di Costanzo, Brigida; Barillari, Umberto – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2010
Floating-Harbor syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by specific facial features, short stature associated with significantly delayed bone age and language impairment. Although language delay is a cardinal manifestation of this syndrome, few reports describe the specific language difficulties of these patients, particularly the…
Descriptors: Slow Learners, Delayed Speech, Mental Retardation, Language Impairments
Burgner, Dawne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Few research studies have been conducted related to students identified as slow learners who are enrolled in general education classes. In this research study, the definition of a slow learner describes the student as one who has "not" been identified as a student with a learning disability. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Slow Learners, Middle Schools, General Education, Pilot Projects
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Embregts, P. J. C. M.; Didden, R.; Huitink, C.; Schreuder, N. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2009
Background: Aggression is a common type of problem behaviour in clients with mild to borderline intellectual disability who live in a residential facility. We explored contextual events that elicit aggressive behaviour and variables that were associated with such events. Method: Respondents were 87 direct-care staff members of 87 clients with…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Correlation, Probability, Therapy
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van Nieuwenhuijzen, M.; Orobio de Castro, B.; van Aken, M. A. G.; Matthys, W. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2009
Background: A growing interest exists in mechanisms involved in behaviour problems in children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intelligence (MID/BI). Social problem solving difficulties have been found to be an explanatory mechanism for aggressive behaviour in these children. However, recently a discrepancy was found between…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Slow Learners, Self Control, Mild Mental Retardation
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Crim, Courtney; Hawkins, Jacqueline; Ruban, Lilia; Johnson, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
Students considered gifted and learning disabled (G/LD) are those most at risk of not being adequately served in U.S. schools. This research compares delivery formats and Individual Education Plan (IEP) modifications offered to 1,055 elementary school students, grades 3-5, who qualified as having a learning disability (LD) at different levels on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Planning, Grade 3, Grade 4
Levine, Mel; Barringer, Mary-Dean – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
A student's inability to keep pace with the demands of the classroom can produce feelings of inadequacy, performance anxiety, depleted motivation, and even behavioral maladjustment. Too often, schools respond to such students with well-intentioned procedures or guidelines that fail to meet the needs of the thwarted learner. However, in recent…
Descriptors: Slow Learners, Adjustment (to Environment), Brain, Anxiety
Levine, Mel; Barringer, Mary-Dean – Principal, 2008
A student's inability to keep pace with the demands of the classroom can produce painful feelings of inadequacy, performance anxiety, depleted motivation, and even behavioral maladjustment. Too often, schools respond to such students with well-intentioned procedures or guidelines that fail to meet the needs of the thwarted learner. However, in…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning, Teacher Collaboration
Lose, Mary K. – Principal, 2008
By rejecting the term "slow learner" and using evidence-based response-to-intervention approaches, principals can effectively help struggling learners. This article includes six action steps principals can take immediately to support these learners.
Descriptors: Slow Learners, Intervention, Principals, Classroom Techniques
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