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Ives, Bob – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This paper reviews criticism on misinterpretation and overuse of significance testing in the social sciences and examines use of effect size measures to enhance interpretation of significance testing. Review of typical effect size measures and their application is followed by analysis of use of effect size measures in studies reported over 10…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Research Methodology
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Lufi, Dubi; Cohen, Arie – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1988
The study assessed the utility of different factor structures of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised in differentiating Israeli male students (ages 6-16) with learning disability from children with emotional disturbance. Based on several comparisons the results indicated that only the modified A.S. Kaufman's factor structure…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries
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Okolo, Cynthia M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1992
Results of this evaluation study did not find that attribution retraining (embedded within a mathematics computer-assisted instructional program) had a significant impact on the attributions of 29 students with learning disabilities. However, students in the attribution retraining condition did complete more program levels and scored higher on…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Cognitive Restructuring, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rottman, Theresa R.; Cross, David R. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1990
Evaluation of a metacognitive reading program with 13 learning-disabled children in grades 3 and 4 found that students increased in performance and awareness of strategies from pre- to posttesting. Differences were also observed between different clusters of students with defensive, pessimistic, or realistic self-concepts. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Taylor, Linda; And Others – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1989
The study of special and regular education students' perceptions of control at school found comparability among groups with regard to areas in which control is valued. Perceptions of control were lower for students in the standard special education group than those of regular students or of special education students in an experimental program.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Personal Autonomy
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Lezak, Muriel D.; O'Brien, Kevin P. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1988
The article discusses research on the chronic emotional, social, and physical changes associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it relates to the planning and effective management of TBI patients' behavioral and social problems. At five years post-trauma most of 39 patients followed were still socially dysfunctional in one or more ways.…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Problems, Injuries, Interpersonal Competence
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Dykman, Roscoe A.; Ackerman, Peggy T. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1992
This article argues for the adoption of a 2-step procedure in diagnosing dyslexia: first, identify students with word list reading standard scores below 90, and then identify students with a reading score at least 10 points lower than expected from the full scale intelligence quotient. (JDD)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods