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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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Reynolds, Meree; Buckingham, Jennifer; Madelaine, Alison; Arakelian, Sarah; Bell, Nicola; Pogorzelski, Simmone; Wheldall, Robyn; Wheldall, Kevin – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
Information about effective interventions for students with early reading difficulties is essential when deciding about how best to provide support. MiniLit, a small-group intervention for young struggling readers, was released in 2011 after several years of development and trials. This paper provides a rationale for MiniLit, a brief history of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Maurer-Smolder, Christina; Hunt, Susan; Parker, Shane Bruce – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
Research suggests that tertiary students with dyslexia are less likely to achieve high or passing marks in their studies than students without dyslexia. The aim of this investigation was to discover the nature of barriers faced by students with dyslexia at an Australian regional university where two thirds of the overall population had a distance…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Dyslexia, Blended Learning, Foreign Countries
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Wissell, Shae; Karimi, Leila; Serry, Tanya – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
This study explored the educational and employment profiles and the psychosocial wellbeing of 65 Australian adults with dyslexia. Participants were also asked about their age at diagnosis of dyslexia. These domains have been under studied in the Australian adult dyslexic community. Data was collected using an anonymous online two-part survey. Part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Dyslexia, Well Being
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Lee, Lay Wah – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
The Malay language writing system is alphabetic and orthographically transparent. This study aimed to determine whether phonological processing skills predict Malay word-level literacy acquisition in Chinese children from a national-type Chinese primary school in Malaysia. A correlational study among 113 Year 1 Chinese children who are non-native…
Descriptors: Phonology, Screening Tests, At Risk Persons, Dyslexia
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Har-Zvi, Shirley; Salkovsky, Merav; Feldman, Michal – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
This qualitative phenomenological study based on semi-structured interviews examined authentic experiences of teachers with essential difficulties in handwriting and spelling to consider the emotional and professional aspects of how they cope in the educational system. Twenty such teachers participated. Findings revealed three discourse circles --…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Writing Difficulties, Coping, Handwriting
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Kargiotidis, Apostolos; Grigorakis, Ioannis; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Manolitsis, George – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2021
The present study examined oral language growth differences in a sample of 256 Greek-speaking children with and without literacy difficulties (LD), during the first two elementary grades. Measures of vocabulary, phonological awareness (PA), morphological awareness (MA), and rapid automatized naming (RAN) were administered in both grades for the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Teachers, Phonological Awareness
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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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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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