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Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Person, Julie; O'Brien, Chris – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
In the era of multi-tiered system of support approach to learning, identifying mathematical interventions that have been found to be effective for students who are struggling academically is imperative. Given the divide between instructional approaches in general and special education mathematical teaching approaches, it is important to bridge the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities
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Boudah, Daniel J. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data have indicated that many secondary students lack sufficient literacy skills, and that students who receive free/reduced lunch, students from rural settings, and students with disabilities are particularly low-performing (National Center for Education Statistics, 2015). Despite some…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Intervention, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities
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Philippakos, Zoi A. Traga; FitzPatrick, Erin – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
Writing is an essential skill and outcome for academic and professional success, but the call for evidence-based practices and instructional differentiation to support all student-writers' needs has yet to be sufficiently addressed. The Common Core State Standards' Initiative resurfaced a focus on writing instruction and brought attention to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Student Writing Models, Individualized Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Lopuch, Jeremy – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a complex initiative which requires the ongoing support and communication of multiple stakeholders (e.g., teachers, administrators, support staff). The purpose of this paper is to examine RTI and direct application of the framework with public school practitioners. The paper is separated into several sections.…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Response to Intervention, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Hutchison, Charles B. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
When typical pre-service teachers muse over classroom dynamics, they seldom pause to consider the fact that humanity exists in continua on several levels: their physical abilities, cognitive abilities, and culturally-enabled or -engendered abilities and "disabilities." For this reason, they need guidance in order to bridge their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies
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Golloher, Andrea N.; Whitenack, David A.; Simpson, Lisa A.; Sacco, Donna – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data reveal that students with disabilities who are emergent bilinguals (English language learners) have the lowest levels of proficiency in reading and mathematics among all student groups. We consider issues related to the instruction of emergent bilinguals, including those identified as having…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Response to Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Faculty Development
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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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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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