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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1990
This article describes the concept and varieties of mnemonic instruction and how mnemonics interacts with the specific learning characteristics of learning-disabled students. The effectiveness of the techniques, as reported in research studies, is described. Implications for classroom instruction and further research are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Palmer, Douglas J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1995
This study examined effects of achievement on the peer status of Mexican American elementary students (n=43) with learning disabilities (LD) in academic and play contexts. Mexican American students with LD received significantly lower sociometric scores than low-achieving nondisabled Mexican American peers even in classrooms where all students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Influences
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Mastropieri, Margo A.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1997
Over a six-week period, students (N=19) with learning disabilities in an inner-city middle school were taught the chronological order of the U.S. presidents. Half the time a modified mnemonic keyword-pegword strategy was used and the other half rehearsal and representational pictures. Delayed posttesting revealed a significant main effect for…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Memorization
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Slate, John R.; Saudargas, Richard A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
A lag sequential analysis method was used to analyze observational data of regular classroom behaviors of learning disabled, seriously emotionally disturbed, and average elementary grade children. Teachers behaved differentially toward the handicapped children, interacting with them primarily when they were not on task. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
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Bryan, Tanis – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1991
The selection of subjects for research on learning disabilities is a function of contemporary notions about learning disabilities, the purpose of the study and level of knowledge about the topic, and practical constraints. Denigrations of the extant research database, along with unaffordable demands for subject selection and descriptions, threaten…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Learning Disabilities, Participant Characteristics, Research Design
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Richardson, Virginia; Anders, Patricia L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1998
Three themes are identified in response to several papers about teachers' cognition and instructional improvement of students with learning disabilities: (1) the teacher's dilemma between attention to the individual or the group; (2) the content of the curriculum and perspectives on knowledge and knowing; and (3) staff development. Researchers are…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adoption (Ideas), Classroom Research, Disabilities
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1991
This article examines the problem of definition in learning disabilities. It discusses the failure of conceptual definitions to provide a clear idea of what learning disabilities are, examines the true nature of available definitions as stipulative definitions, and notes the difficulty in conceptualizing and implementing operational definitions.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Pressley, Michael; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1991
This interview study examined the perceptions and beliefs about cognitive strategy instruction of 31 classroom teachers of underachieving students and 9 strategy researchers. Teachers and researchers generally agreed about components of strategy instruction and when to teach them; one difference was the tendency of researchers to relegate each…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Educational Researchers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Forness, Steven R.; Kavale, Kenneth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1996
A meta-analysis of 53 studies on social skills training of children with learning disabilities found a mean effect size of only 0.211, with few differences among teachers, peers, or children themselves who judged the effectiveness of the training. Discussion focuses on possible links between learning disabilities and social skills that might…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities
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Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1991
The National Joint Committee for Learning Disabilities' definition of learning disabilities is presented, followed by a discussion of parameters to be considered in operationalizing the definition. Major definitional issues are then explored, including using testable and meaningful constructs, linking definitions to neuropsychological evidence,…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Inglis, James; Lawson, J. S. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
Reanalysis of data derived from a meta-analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, using a learning disability index derived from a principal-components analysis, found that the test discriminated reliably between 9,372 learning-disabled children and their non-disabled peers. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Children, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education, Handicap Identification
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Wong, Bernice Y. L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1997
Describes three years of research in intensive long-term writing intervention with adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) and low achievement. Successful intervention was attributed to the genre-specific strategies used, the focused and intensive nature of the writing instruction, and the use of interactive dialogs in conferences between…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Wiener, Judith – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1998
Responds to Miguel, Forness, and Kavale, who argued that the social skills deficits typically found in children with learning disabilities are largely due to the comorbidity of learning disabilities with psychiatric disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depressive disorder. This review finds this relationship for LD…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Disturbances
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Hammill, Donald D.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1989
Research articles published in 10 major journals during the years 1984-1987 were evaluated to determine how many satisfied the recommendations of the Council for Learning Disabilities' Research Committee on reporting subject data. Only 4 of the 277 articles included acceptable information in 7 recommended areas of subject data. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Groups, Learning Disabilities
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Boudah, Daniel; Schumacker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1997
This study evaluated the Collaborative Instruction Model in four secondary classes that included students with mild disabilities and low achievement. Measures included instructional actions of teachers, student engagement, student use of strategic skills, and student performance on content tests. Mixed results on student measures suggested the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Mild Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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