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Limbrick, Lisa; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This study examined whether boys and girls in the early school years differed in reading and related skills, and their rates of progress. Gender ratios were calculated to ascertain whether there were more boys than girls who struggle with different facets of reading, and whether the variability of boys' scores resulted in more boys being…
Descriptors: Females, Beginning Reading, Males, Young Children
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Reynolds, Meree; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
An analysis of large and influential published reviews of research pertaining to the reading acquisition of young struggling readers in the early years of schooling was undertaken. The reviews were selected on the basis that they either had been commissioned by federal governments or had been conducted by reputable research institutions and had…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Niemi, Pekka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article reviews cognitive psychology's contributions to understanding the development of reading skills. Key concepts are phonological and linguistic awareness, schemata, learning strategies, metacognition, and learning as a social interaction. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Cognitive Psychology, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education
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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Two experiments were conducted to investigate possible deficiencies in strategies used for decoding words by 20 children (ages 20-12) with intellectual disabilities. Results indicated that subjects did not make use of information in words (specifically letter position cues) to aid in their identification, whereas beginning and experienced…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Intermediate Grades, Mental Retardation