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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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Macdonald, Stephen – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
This article discusses six theoretical frameworks of disability which dominate studies of dyslexia: (1) the biomedical, (2) the biopsychosocial, (3) the social model, (4) the critical realist, (5) the post-structuralistic, and (6) the neurodivergent approach. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how models of disability alter our understandings…
Descriptors: Models, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Spilles, Markus; Hagen, Tobias; Hennemann, Thomas – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
Children with externalized behavioral problems (BP) are at increased risk of being affected by a lack of social skills and academic engagement, and reading difficulties can frequently occur. Peer-tutoring (PT) interventions demonstrably promote both positive behavior and academic outcomes. To foster these effects, using interdependent group-reward…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Tutors, Peer Teaching, Behavior Problems
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Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple contingency contracting intervention on the correct use of punctuation marks in freely produced texts by elementary school children with learning disabilities. This approach can be considered a promising strategy for facilitating the development of academic skills in…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Fraher, Claren; Jones, Kristina; Caniglia, Cyndi; Crowell, Gabrielle; Hastings, Katie; Zumwalt, Kimberly – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The aim of this single-case study was to evaluate the effects of a Direct Instruction flashcard system on the sight word identification of a tenth grader with a learning disability. To appraise the benefits of the intervention, a changing criterion single-subject design was applied. Findings indicated that the student profited greatly from the…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Direct Instruction, Word Recognition, Grade 10
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Sperling, Marko; Barwasser, Anne; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The ability to read is the gateway to success in modern knowledge-driven societies. Thus, it is vital to make sure that no child is left behind in his or her endeavor to acquire the cognitive processes needed to understand age-appropriate texts. One significant milestone on the way to reach proficiency in this respect is memorization of certain…
Descriptors: Intervention, Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Learning Disabilities
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Grünke, Matthias; Karnes, Jennifer; Hisgen, Susanne – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of this single case study was to evaluate the effects of a multicomponent motivational intervention that consisted of explicit timing, immediate feedback through self- scoring, goal setting, and positive reinforcement on the arithmetical skills of three third graders with learning disabilities. An ABA reversal multiple-baseline…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Jones, Patrick; Derby, K. Mark; Engler, Joseph R.; Trotter, Thomas – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
This study was designed to evaluate the instruction of children with autism spectrum disorder as they were taught basic hockey skills. Novice instructors with no hockey background but a willingness to instruct the athletes completed skill training. The study was conducted across three phases: baseline where the coaches received no instruction on…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Novices, Team Sports, Athletes
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Müllerke, Nicole; Duchaine, Ellen L.; Grünke, Matthias; Karnes, Jennifer – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
In this single-case study, we examined the impact of a simple response card intervention on student engagement during math lessons. An ABA reversal across-subjects design was used to establish a causal relationship between the treatment and the expected outcome. Five adolescents with learning disabilities from a seventh-grade classroom were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Participation, Responses, Mathematics Education
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Özbek, Ahmet Bilal; Tülü, Burcu Kiliç; Ergül, Cevriye – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the Stop & List strategy instruction on the descriptive text writing performances of students with learning disabilities. e intervention was planned according to the Self-Regulation Strategies Development instructional framework. Three Turkish-speaking fourth-grade students who were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Learning Disabilities
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Büyüknarci, Özlem; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
In this research paper, we present the results from a single-case study examining the effects of the FIX strategy by Sherman and De La Paz (2015). This metacognitive instructional approach was implemented to improve the persuasive writing skills of tenth graders at high risk for school failure: students with comorbid hearing impairment and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adolescents, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities
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