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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Webb, M. Brady – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
Estimates of the global prevalence of learning disabilities (LD) range from 5-17%. A host of negative outcomes have been associated with LD, particularly for people of low socioeconomic status within developed nations and for people in developing nations. The goal of this study was to identify global research priorities that address the persistent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Global Approach, Socioeconomic Status, Research
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Poch, Apryl L.; Lembke, Erica S. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
According to the Simple View of Writing, four primary skills are necessary for successful writing (Berninger & Amtmann, 2003; Berninger & Winn, 2006). Transcription skills (e.g., handwriting, spelling) represent lower-order cognitive tasks, whereas text generation skills (e.g., ideation, translation) represent higher-order…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Executive Function, Short Term Memory, Factor Analysis
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Kopelman-Rubin, Daphne; Klomek, Anat Brunstein; Al-Yagon, Michal; Mufson, Laura; Apter, Alan; Mikulincer, Mario – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study examined the contribution of executive functioning (EF) to improvements in psychiatric symptomatology following I Can Succeed (ICS; Kopelman-Rubin, 2012) psychotherapy, a skill-enhancement intervention designed to target EF and socio-emotional aspects of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Forty adolescents with SLD underwent ICS in…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Adolescents
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Graham, Lorraine – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2017
William M. Cruickshank (e.g., Cruickshank 1952, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1985) was a man of strong opinions and a prolific writer. Not only did he contribute to the very beginning of the field of learning disabilities (LD), he strongly advocated for students with LD. He firmly believed that students with learning disabilities needed very competent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Independent Study, Reading Difficulties
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Bryant, Brian R.; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Roberts, Greg; Fall, Anna-Maria – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an early numeracy intervention delivered by kindergarten teachers to students identified as having mathematics difficulties. A multigroup growth-modeling-with-random-assignment-to-intervention-condition design was employed. Thirty-two teachers were randomly assigned to the treatment or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Numeracy, Early Intervention
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Dennis, Minyi Shih; Bryant, Brian R.; Calhoon, Mary Beth – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Oral reading fluency (ORF) has been widely used as a measure of students' overall reading competency. However, accuracy, or words correct per minute (wcpm), derived from ORF testing may not reveal all aspects of a student's reading abilities. The present study investigated the oral reading miscue patterns of students with and without learning…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading
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Chard, David J. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
In June 2016, David J. Chard had the honor of delivering the William Cruickshank Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD). This article contains the set of questions he asked himself as he prepared the presentation and a brief of the comments that unfolded during his talk.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disabilities
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Dunn, Michael; Miller, Darcy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Students with learning disabilities in writing often experience challenges with many or all of the components of creating text. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2012), 95% of 8th- and 12th-grade students with disabilities failed to score within the proficient range in writing. This multiple-baseline-across-participants…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Mnemonics, Handheld Devices, Learning Disabilities
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Meltzer, Lynn; Basho, Surina; Reddy, Ranjini; Kurkul, Katelyn – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
This exploratory study examined the impact of an in-school intervention program that blends peer mentoring with executive function strategy instruction for at-risk learners. More specifically, the study focused on evaluating the effects of the SMARTS Executive Function and Mentoring intervention on students' strategy use, effort, academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Executive Function, Self Concept, Peer Relationship
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Barth, Amy E.; Vaughn, Sharon; McCulley, Elisabeth V. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Reading comprehension is an essential academic skill (Nash & Snowling, 2006;National Reading Panel, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000).Yet, among students in the eighth grade, approximately 64% of all students and 91% of students with disabilities do not read at proficient levels (National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Brendefur, Jonathan; Johnson, Evelyn S.; Thiede, Keith W.; Smith, Everett V.; Strother, Sam; Severson, Herbert H.; Beaulieu, John – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Students who complete kindergarten with an inadequate knowledge of basic mathematics concepts and skills will continue to experience difficulties with mathematics throughout their elementary and secondary years and may be at increased risk for math disabilities. There is a critical need to identify students experiencing difficulties in mathematics…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Berkeley, Sheri; Kurz, Leigh Ann; Boykin, Andrea; Evmenova, Anya S. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Much is known about how to improve students' comprehension when reading printed text; less is known about outcomes when reading digital text. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to analyze research on the impact of digital text interventions. A comprehensive literature search resulted in 27 group intervention studies with 16,513 participants.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology
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Grünke, Matthias; Boon, Richard T.; Burke, Mack D. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of this study was to illustrate the use of the randomization test for single-case research designs (SCR; Kratochwill & Levin, 2010). To demonstrate the application of this approach, a systematic replication of Grünke, Wilbert, and Calder Stegemann (2013) was conducted to evaluate the effects of a story map to improve the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Desoete, Annemmie; De Weerd, Frauke; Vanderswalmen, Ruth; De Bond, Annemie – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
The study was conducted to look at differences between children who outgrew and did not outgrow an early diagnosis of mathematical learning disorder (MD; n=13), and peers without MD (n=13). Children were tested at 5, 6, 7 and 10 years of age. About 54% of the children with an early diagnosis of MD still experienced mathematical difficulties at the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Disability Identification, Mathematics Skills
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Valasa, Lauren L.; Mason, Linda H.; Hughes, Charles – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
Many students with disabilities have written language production deficits. As a result, these students are failing to meet the demands of government-initiated standards, higher education, and employment. In this review, quantitative experimental intervention studies for improving persuasive, narrative, and expository compositions for adolescents,…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Adolescents
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