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Taha, Mohamed M.; El Nagar, Hosny Z. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this study is to construct and evaluate diagnostic battery tests of verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities for students in the Arabic schools. 612 students were in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades of primary school were involved, mostly from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Their ages ranged from 7.94-10.98 with mean age = 9.62 and SD =…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Grade 3
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Grünke, Matthias; Knaak, Turid; Hisgen, Susanne – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a simple multicomponent motivational intervention on the writing performance of a class of low-achieving fourth graders under everyday conditions in schools. An ABAB design was utilized to establish a functional relationship between the independent variable (a treatment involving explicit…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Low Achievement
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Dembek, Ginny A. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
Difficulties with two critical transcription skills, handwriting and spelling, can hinder acquisition and use of simple sentences during writing for elementary students. This preliminary investigation used a framework of data-based individualization to adapt and study effects of a multi-component intervention designed to teach simple sentence…
Descriptors: Sentences, Intervention, Spelling, Handwriting
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Owusu-Bempah, Justice; Mahama, Sheriffa; Gadegbeku, Cynthia; Owusu-Bempah, Agnes; Brobbey, Vera Wereko; Andam, Araba – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
A cross sectional design with a qualitative approach was used to purposively sample Special Education teachers at Dzorwulu Special School (a public institution) and Reyo Paddock School (a private institution) in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Face-to-face interviews were employed, complemented with in-class observations. Four key areas…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Coping
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Pit-ten Cate, Ineke M.; Markova, Mariya; Krischler, Mireille; Krolak-Schwerdt, Sabine – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
Teachers are expected to accommodate an increasingly heterogeneous student population. However, teachers often feel ill prepared and, hence, may be apprehensive toward the inclusion of students with special education needs (SEN) in regular classrooms. This paper concerns factors associated with the successful implementation of inclusive education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
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Hutchison, Charles B. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
Having been away from his native Ghana for nearly thirty years, author Charles Hutchinson spent some time visiting several schools there on a home visit. He was especially interested in learning how Special Education as an area of discipline and practice was progressing there. He writes here that he was pleased to see that Ghana was making some…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights
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Grünke, Matthias; Hatton, Heather – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
Poor writers generally spend little time developing an outline and otherwise planning written assignments before composing them. Far too many students in elementary and secondary education fall behind in their planning and composition skills because they do not receive appropriate instruction. In this single-case study, we tested the effects of an…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
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Grünke, Matthias; Sperling, Marko; Burke, Mack D. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a multicomponent intervention on the length and quality of stories written by fifth graders who were academically and behaviorally struggling with particular problems during writing demands. Difficulties in text production are often prevalent at the beginning of middle/secondary education as…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Intervention, Writing Achievement, Writing Improvement
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Grünke, Matthias; Coeppicus, Christin – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contingency contracting on the percentage of correctly used punctuation marks in free writing tasks. Participants were three 11-year-old boys with learning disabilities (LD). A multiple-baseline across-subjects design was employed to test our prediction that the students would show…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Punctuation, Grade 5, Writing Exercises
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Grünke, Matthias; Wilbert, Jürgen; Tsiriotakis, Ioanna K.; Agirregoikoa, Ainhize Lopez – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
A large number of students struggle with composition writing. This is alarming since problems in this area reduce the chances of succeeding in school and life in general. Children and youth with learning disabilities (LD) are especially at risk of not acquiring the skills necessary to produce texts of an acceptable length and quality.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Instructional Materials, Tutoring, Peer Teaching
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Sperling, Marko; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
Just as composing a story, a report, or an argumentative essay is challenging for most students with LD, so it is challenging for teachers in inclusive settings to instruct them (Gillespie & Kiuhara, 2017; Grünke & Leonard Zabel, 2015). The articles in this issue of "Insights into Learning Disabilities" are geared towards special…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Writing Exercises, Intervention, Writing Improvement
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Orosco, Michael J.; Abdulrahim, Naheed A. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study describes the word-problem solving instruction of one elementary special education teacher of Latino English Language Learners (Latino ELLs) with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) in an urban school setting. This study was situated in a culturally responsive teaching framework. In investigating this instruction with Latino ELLs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Hispanic American Students
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Brandes, Dana R.; McMaster, Kristen L. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
In this article, the literature on instruction in morphological analysis strategies with English Language Learners (ELLs) is reviewed to identify vocabulary outcomes for these students. The nature of instruction and quality of outcomes are examined for ELLs in general, and also for those with or at risk of reading disabilities. A total of nine…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Haager, Diane; Osipova, Anna V. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
An increasing number of children worldwide attend schools where the language of instruction does not match their native language, presenting significant challenges with learning the content and vocabulary of academic content areas (e.g., social studies, science). In the U.S., these students are designated as English language learners…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities
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Boon, Richard T.; Barbetta, Patricia M. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
This paper provides a review of the literature on reading interventions for English language learners (ELLs) with learning disabilities (LD) in the elementary grade levels (K-5). The goal of this review was to identify and evaluate reading interventions that have been used in the special education literature for ELLs with LD in the early grade…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students
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