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Kaldonek-Crnjakovic, Agnieszka – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
This single-case study discusses literacy skills and self-efficacy development in English as an additional language learner with dyslexia, whose first language was Mandarin. The participant attended 12 one-to-one intervention sessions, during which he was taught basic reading and writing skills and strategies using the multisensory, structured and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Dyslexia, Second Language Learning, Reading Skills
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Walls, Helen; Johnston, Michael – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
"Fast Feedback" is a feedback system for primary student writing. Developed in line with a Writer(s)-Within-Community model, and empirical research in the fields of writing instruction, feedback and self-regulation, this system uses individualized goals and focused feedback in the expectation that it will accelerate student progress. In…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Writing Evaluation
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de Haan, Melinda – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
The purpose of this article is to describe what needs to happen in Australian schools to provide effective literacy support for adolescent students with reading difficulties. The central thesis of this paper is that the Response to Intervention (RtI) model provides a useful framework for organizing multi-tiered evidence-based reading interventions…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Difficulties, Response to Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Daffern, Tessa; Fleet, Robert – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
Empirical evidence supports the view that explicit teaching can make a positive difference to learning; however, further research is needed to understand the impact on learning to spell if spelling error analysis is used to inform explicit spelling instruction. This paper presents findings of an intervention study involving 572 students in Years 3…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Spelling Instruction, Intervention
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Signor, Rita; Claessen, Mary; Leitão, Suze – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Reading success has a significant impact on social, academic and vocational engagement. While there have been many advances in Brazilian educational policy, and a reduction in rates of absolute illiteracy, low levels of literacy continue to be a significant area of concern. We aimed to scope the literature to identify the types of intervention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Intervention, Phonological Awareness
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Greenway, Charlotte W.; Rees Edwards, Alison – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rates in classrooms have increased considerably in recent years. Previous literature has acknowledged the significance of teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards ADHD when making referral and intervention decisions. Using Mulholland, Cumming and Jung's (2015) knowledge (SASK) and attitude (SASA)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Aides, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Knowledge Level
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Robinson-Kooi, Sally; Hammond, Lorraine S – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Daily contextualised sentence dictation was used for Year 2 students to practise, and the teacher to assess, taught spelling concepts, capital letters and full stop usage in an Explicit Instruction (EI) intervention. Conducted in a mainstream setting, it supported all students learning to spell, including those with a learning difficulty (LD) and…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Punctuation, Teaching Methods, Alphabets
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Claessen, Mary; Dzidic, Peta; Boyes, Mark; Badcock, Nicholas; Nayton, Mandy; Leitao, Suze – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
There is a growing body of work describing the psychosocial impact of reading difficulties. Educators play a key role in teaching children to read; therefore, it is important to consider how they view the impact of reading difficulties on young people. Given this, the aim of this research was to explore the lived experiences of educators who work…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Reading Teachers, Dyslexia
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Meeks, Linda; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
University websites and internet search engines were used to locate information about literacy units addressing early reading instruction offered in Australian primary and early childhood teacher preparation programs. Data concerning course organizational details, the content of literacy units, and the qualifications and research interests of unit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Quick, Joanne – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
This paper provides data on patterns of schools' learning intervention provision in 2017, and discusses the utility of online sources to gather this information. Demographic, achievement, and intervention data were collected for a sample of 366 schools offering primary education across Australia's five more populous states. Intervention offerings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Elementary Schools, Literacy Education
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Meeks, Linda; Madelaine, Alison; Kemp, Coral – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Much has been written about the decline in Australian literacy standards, as measured by international tests, and concerns have been expressed about the quality of teacher preparation for teaching early literacy to young children in their first years of school. Preservice teacher knowledge of research evidence supporting the essential components…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Meeks, Linda; Madelaine, Alison; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Individual telephone interviews with 11 Australian beginning teachers who were newly appointed, or seeking a teaching position, were used to explore their perceptions of their preparation to teach early reading. Interviewees provided self-ratings of preparedness and ability to teach early reading, information about their knowledge of early reading…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Readiness, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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White, Matthew Oliver – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Academically engaging adolescents with learning difficulties continues to be a challenge for teachers and education authorities around the world. This paper reports on one part of a broader study to address the impasse present between research and practice in meeting the needs of adolescents with learning difficulties. Drawing on the mounting…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Positive Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Quick, Joanne – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2020
Literacy interventions are a common educational response for supporting students with literacy difficulties. Australian schools historically offered such programs,, though recent studies were not found in the research literature. This paper reports on school-level and literacy intervention data for a randomly selected sample of 366 schools, from…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Problems
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Wheldall, Kevin; Bell, Nicola; Wheldall, Robyn; Madelaine, Alison; Reynolds, Meree – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2019
Recently, there has been debate surrounding the potential implementation of the Phonics Screening Check (PSC) in Australian primary schools. The present study sought to investigate the child- and task-related factors influencing the PSC performances of Year 1 Australian students, who had received almost two years of systematic synthetic phonics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonics, Screening Tests, Teaching Methods
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