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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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Sharabi, Adi; Margalit, Malka – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
Positive and negative mood have often been considered indicators of wellbeing, affecting behavior and adjustment. This study evaluated the personal and familial predictors of positive and negative mood among 1,024 Israeli students (children with learning disabilities [LD]: 302 boys, 198 girls; children without LD: 308 boys, 216 girls). They were…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Well Being, Behavior Problems
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Lyytinen, Heikki – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
A fundamental skill for growth and improvement in modern society is the ability to read--a skill still denied to many millions of children across the globe. A number of factors share the responsibility for this dilemma. In developing countries, most potential readers live under conditions where instruction is non-optimal or even unavailable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Children, Reading Difficulties
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Rodriguez, Raymond J.; Cavendish, Wendy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
This study examined the potential role of cultural variables in the relationship between perceived family environments and levels of self-determination among students with disabilities. Participants were 190 Latino, African-American and Euro-American students with disabilities enrolled in six high schools within a large urban school district in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, Disabilities
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Meltzer, Lynn – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
Success in our 21st century schools is linked with students' mastery of a wide range of academic and technological skills that rely heavily on executive function processes. This article describes a theoretical paradigm for understanding, assessing, and teaching that emphasizes the central importance of six executive function processes: goal…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Metacognition, Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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