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Ariapooran, Saeed – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Hearing loss can be a major detriment to academic achievement among students. The present comparative study examines the differences in mathematics motivation, anxiety, and performance in female students with hearing loss and their hearing peers. A total of 63 female students with hearing loss (deaf and hard-of-hearing) and 63 hearing female…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Learning Motivation, Performance Based Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Poll, Gerard H.; Burke, Lisa; Miller, Carol A.; Fiene, Judy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Prognostic statements are a standard component of assessments for adolescents at risk for language-learning disabilities, but there is limited evidence on the validity of prognostic indicators. In two studies, we collected measures of language ability and candidate prognostic indicators from adolescents age 12 to 13. We conducted an expository…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Expository Writing
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Bowers, Lisa M.; Dostal, Hannah; McCarthy, Jillian H.; Schwarz, Ilsa; Wolbers, Kimberly – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Numerous studies have shown that spelling presents unique challenges for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (d/hh), and most do not develop age appropriate spelling skills. Spelling errors from 29 middle school d/hh students were analyzed from writing samples that were gathered at the beginning, middle, and end of a year-long writing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Spelling Instruction, Skill Development, Skill Analysis
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Manasse-Cohick, Nancy J.; Shapley, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
This survey study compared high school football players' knowledge and attitudes about concussion before and after receiving concussion education. There were no significant changes in the Concussion Attitude Index. Results revealed a statistically significant difference in the athletes' scores for the Concussion Knowledge Index, "t"(244)…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Athletes, Team Sports
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Hall-Mills, Shannon; Apel, Kenn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
We evaluated the narrative and expository writing samples of 12 adolescents with language-learning disabilities (LLD) in Grades 6 to 12 for elements of microstructure (e.g., productivity, grammatical complexity) and macrostructure (genre-specific text structure elements) using an experimental measure. Writing samples were elicited with…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Writing Tests, Adolescents, Writing Evaluation
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Sanger, Dixie; Ritzman, Mitzi; Schaefer, Lauren; Belau, Don – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
Older students who struggle with reading are more motivated to participate in instructional intervention if they are interested in the program. This mixed methods study examined opinions and reactions of 41 female juvenile delinquents on a 1-hour demonstration of the START-IN (STudents Are Responding To INtervention) reading program. Following a…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Females, Intervention, Reading Programs
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Lo, Lusa – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
Developing a collaborative home-school partnership in the special education process is one of the crucial indicators of successful educational planning. Special education laws and regulations strongly emphasize the importance of parental roles in the process. However, as is well documented in existing literature, it can be challenging for many…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Special Education, Hearing Impairments, Parent Role
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Ahearn, Eileen M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2008
For more than 5-years, the U.S. Department of Education has been developing and implementing a new data system, ED"Facts", designed to contain all the educational data it collects from states. This article provides a summary of the development of the new federal system and describes some of the benefits and challenges it poses for…
Descriptors: Special Education, Data Collection, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship