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Pullen, Paige C.; Lane, Holly B. – Exceptionality, 2014
We compared the effects of two approaches to decoding on the word reading skills of struggling first-grade students: decontextualized, teacher directed decoding practice with manipulative letters and embedded, incidental decoding practice. Participants were 98 students at risk for reading disability. We randomly assigned participants to three…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Grade 1
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will; Denis, Daniel – Exceptionality, 2012
We investigated various structural models of phonological processing and the relationship of phonological processing abilities to basic reading. Data were collected on 116 kindergarten and first grade students. The specific ability model, which included phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid automatized naming as separate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Yurick, Amanda; Singh, Angella Harjani; Keyes, Starr E.; Kourea, Lefki – Exceptionality, 2011
Early intervention to mitigate special education and reading risk is especially critical for low socioeconomic and minority learners. This study examined the lasting effects of an early reading intervention package of phonemic awareness on the reading skills of 38 second-grade students one and two years after intervention ended. The participants…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Followup Studies
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Montgomery, Angela; Mirenda, Pat – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined relationships between three factors related to teacher self-efficacy (use of inclusive instruction, collaboration with others, and managing disruptive behaviour) and practicing teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education of students with developmental disabilities. We calculated Pearson…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Jacqueline A.; McIntosh, Kent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Little is known about factors that affect teacher and special educational assistants' (SEA) relationships with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this study, participants were 15 students with ASD receiving inclusive education in Kindergarten through Grade 3, their classroom teachers, and SEAs. Teachers and SEAs completed rating…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Rating Scales, Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Scanlon, Donna M.; Vellutino, Frank R.; Small, Sheila G.; Fanuele, Diane P.; Sweeney, Joan M. – Exceptionality, 2005
This study evaluated the efficacy of a preventative program delivered in kindergarten to children who were identified as being at risk for experiencing reading difficulties. It also examined the effects of two 1st-grade intervention programs delivered to children who demonstrated substantial difficulty with reading development at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Lehrer, Joanne Shari; Petrakos, Hariclia Harriet – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
The transition from kindergarten to Grade 1 is marked by a sudden decrease in children's play time (Brostrom, 2005; Hartmann & Rollett, 1994). This study sought to examine 69 Montreal-area Grade 1 children's beliefs about out of school play, as well as their parents' (N = 56) perceptions of their play. Findings indicate that parents value play…
Descriptors: Siblings, Play, Grade 1, Parent Attitudes
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Pyle, Angela – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
In 2005, the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) to the Ontario school system. RTI is a tiered approach involving increasing levels of support for students who are at risk for later learning difficulties. However, the introduction of this different support structure was not accompanied by a substantial…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Rhetoric, Focus Groups, Educational Testing
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Mattatall, Chris – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Knowing what students should be able to accomplish academically is the first step in knowing how to write accurate Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals. By giving students short Curriculum-Based Measurements (CBM) in areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics, teachers are able to determine current level of performance, or baseline. Teachers…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Standards, Elementary School Teachers
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Kirby, John R.; Hogan, Brenda – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
A battery of reading-related and reading measures was used to select samples of good (N = 30) and poor readers (N = 19) in Grade 1. Parents of these children completed a questionnaire about current and preschool home literacy practices and socio-economic status (SES). The 2 groups were compared with t tests and in a discriminant analysis. The t…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Grade 1
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Perry, Nancy E. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2004
The thesis of this article is that teaching practices that foster independent, academically effective approaches to learning, self-regulated learning (SRL), in the general population of students can be used effectively to include students with learning difficulties/disabilities in general education classrooms. First, I describe features of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, General Education, Teaching Methods