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Barwasser, Anne; Lenz, Bastian; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2021
Students with learning and behavioral problems often face enormous barriers to successful school performance. When the language of instruction is not the students' first language and they are already in secondary school, this is compounded by additional challenges, especially with regard to vocabulary and reading -- subjects that are fundamental…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction
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Grünke, Matthias; Hord, Casey; Macdonald, Stephen J. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2021
Case reports make up a significant part of the medical literature by documenting unique clinical scenarios or exemplary treatment practices from which real-life lessons can be learned. But while such studies play an essential role in medical research, they rarely appear in special education journals. Competently assessing and instructing children,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Case Studies, Educational Research, Periodicals
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Bundock, Kaitlin; Callan, Gregory L.; Longhurst, David; Rolf, Kristen R.; Benney, Chandler M.; McClain, Maryellen Brunson – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2021
Research on mathematics interventions for college students with learning disabilities (LD) is sparse, yet mathematics is critical for post-secondary success. Prior research indicates that many effective strategies for teaching mathematics to secondary students with LD (e.g., manipulatives and cognitive strategies) can also improve the mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Hord, Casey; Hoyng, Clayton – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2021
In this paper, we make a case for the importance of teaching secondary school level algebra to students with learning disabilities (LD). Furthermore, we illustrate how they struggle and present best-practices on how they are best supported. We demonstrate effective ways of how teachers can show students with LD how to solve challenging algebra…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Problem Solving
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Karnes, Jennifer; Barwasser, Anne; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2021
There is a significant need for easy-to-implement interventions in the early grades, especially in mathematics, as many children have difficulties in their first years of school with automated basic math facts recall and, therefore, fall behind. Automation of single-digit multiplication tasks represents an important developmental step, as it can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Mathematics Skills
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Nobel, Kerstin; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
Most students who struggle with writing have particular trouble with planning a text. They do not find themselves sufficiently able to generate content and organize the ideas they wish to address into a coherent order. STOP & LIST is a well-proven strategy that has the potential to help students mold an internal representation of the text in…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Wilson-Fowler, Elizabeth B.; Haldeman, Hailey; Cleveland, Lesli; Magori, Krisztian – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were differences in levels of sentence complexity and grammatical correctness between the spoken and written persuasive language of adolescents with Learning Disabilities (LDs). After viewing short videos providing background information on controversial animal welfare topics, spoken and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Grünke, Matthias; Martis, Shairon – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
A great share of children, adolescents, and adults with a learning disability (LD) are affected by social exclusion and its harmful effects on mental health. To tackle this challenge, it is important to understand how interactions between different people emerge and develop. One of the leading factors in this context is the existence of mutual…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Inclusion, Recreational Activities, Leisure Education
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Barwasser, Anne; Knaak, Turid; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
In a globalized world, the ability to speak English has become increasingly significant. A large number of students who are learning English as foreign language face obstacles in acquiring and storing vocabulary. Children with learning disabilities are especially at risk because of a limited power of retention and motivational struggles. Having an…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Intervention, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Peltier, Tiffany K.; Washburn, Erin K.; Pulos, Joshua M.; Peltier, Corey – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
Professional organizations, researchers, and teacher educators have all highlighted the need for teachers to have deep, extensive, and flexible knowledge about teaching foundational skills (i.e., phonological awareness, phonics, and spelling) to beginning readers and students with a learning disability in word-level reading and for teacher…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Reflection
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Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
In this interview, former Major League Baseball player Adam Rosales talks about his engagement in helping troubled children through his nonprofit organization, Sandlot Nation, and other means. He stresses the importance of giving back to society and explains that his motivation to be involved in charity work stems from his faith and from the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletics, Disadvantaged Youth, Inclusion
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Poch, Apryl L.; Panos, Kristin – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
The skill of sentence writing -- the composition of connected text into sentence types understandable to readers -- is foundational to written expression. Unfortunately, many students with learning disabilities -- particularly those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and speech and/or language impairment (S/LI) -- struggle to…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Sentences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Speech Impairments
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Grünke, Matthias; Klöpfer, Carsten; Wellmann, Thorben; Bracht, Janine – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
Individuals with severe academic challenges constitute one of the most vulnerable groups of our society. Science has to find ways to help arm them against life's challenges and cope with the many risk factors that they are usually confronted with. Team sports like baseball seem to be a suitable means of achieving that goal. In this qualitative…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Team Sports, Coping, Athletes
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Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
In this interview, major league baseball world-series winner Scott Eyre talks about his attention and learning problems, how certain teachers helped him to deal with his struggles and how he managed to eventually become a big star in baseball. Reflecting on the way that his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) influenced his life, Eyre…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Athletes, Team Sports, Individual Characteristics
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Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2020
In this interview, disabilities activist and commissioner of the Alternative Baseball Organization (ABO) Taylor Duncan relates his life as a student with autism and other special needs. He goes into stigmas that he had to overcome in school as he tried to participate in regular baseball activities. Encouraged by a coach to not give up and pursue…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disabilities, Team Sports
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