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Opitz, Elisabeth Moser; Grob, Urs; Wittich, Claudia; Häsel-Weide, Uta; Nührenbörger, Marcus – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Fostering peer interaction and shared learning is an important aim of inclusive instruction. However, it has not been established whether it is possible to offer explicit and intensive support for low achievers in inclusive settings. This longitudinal study examined whether a structured program that includes cooperative learning fosters…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning, Competence
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Stegemann, Kim Calder; Jaciw, Andrew P. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Educational inclusion of children with special learning needs is a philosophy and movement with an international presence. Though Canada is a leader in educational inclusion, many would claim that our public educational systems have not yet fully realized the dream of inclusive education. As other countries have noted, making full-fledged changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Inclusion, Models
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Röhm, Alexander; Schnöring, Annika; Hastall, Matthias R. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Institutional and individual stigmatization are still major barriers for children with disabilities to access education. Teacher attitudes towards inclusive education play a crucial role in this regard, and are shaped by single-case descriptions from mass media or other sources. Building on exemplification theory and priming, two experiments with…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Disabilities
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Monem, Ruba; Bennett, Kyle D.; Barbetta, Patricia M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Instruction in history is important for all students. However, students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) often struggle to learn information in this content area. Instructional strategies proven effective for students with SLD are those that include active student responding (ASR), which are observable, measurable responses to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, History Instruction, Educational Strategies, Student Reaction
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White, Jacie; Caniglia, Cynthia; McLaughlin, T. F.; Bianco, LeAnn – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
One of the many challenges that children with learning disabilities (LD) experience, apart from academics, is severe deficits in the areas of social skills and peer relations. The learning of social skills and appropriate ways to interact with peers are crucial for school-aged children with learning disabilities. Without these skills, it can be…
Descriptors: Token Economy, Peer Relationship, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Wüthrich, Sergej; Sahli Lozano, Caroline – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Assessment of attitudes in inclusive education research is almost exclusively based on self-report scales. This may lead to overestimation of positive attitudes due to social desirability bias, and self-reported attitudes may not capture all relevant aspects of attitudes. Recently, Lüke and Grosche (2018a) proposed a new attitude test based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Measurement Techniques, Attitude Measures
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Campbell, Aaron R.; Bowman-Perrott, Lisa; Burke, Mack D.; Sallese, Mary Rose – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
There is a strong connection between emotional and behavioral problems and academic outcomes across multiple domains for students with or atrisk of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). There is a growing body of research investigating this area within the field of special education. This article summarized findings from seven systematic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Goegan, Lauren D.; Radil, Amanda I.; Daniels, Lia M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
This paper explores how to apply the principles of accommodations and universal design (UD) in research methods involved in quantitative research (e.g. questionnaires). In particular, we focus on how to make research more accessible for individuals with Learning Disabilities (LD), while also providing suggestions for potential participants of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Saddler, Bruce; Ellis-Robinson, Tammy; Asaro-Saddler, Kristie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
One area of writing that may be particularly problematic, causing both academic and behavioral challenges for writers with learning disabilities, is constructing sentences. Sentences are the building blocks of coherent and effective writing and constructing syntactically correct and complex sentences is a critical skill characterizing expert…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Sentences, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Duchaine, Ellen L.; Jolivette, Kristine; Fredrick, Laura D.; Alberto, Paul A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Students with academic, social, and emotional disabilities often demonstrate challenging behaviors and struggle to remain focused on the lesson, learn less that their peers, resulting in lower academic achievement. Research has demonstrated that the more actively engaged students are in the lesson, the more they learn, and therefore the more…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Inclusion, Learner Engagement
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Marita, Samantha; Hord, Casey; Gamel, Zachary – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Students with learning disabilities identify teachers' understanding of them as learners as crucial for their empowerment and success in school. This study provides insight into how the analysis of students' academic and social situational tendencies can provide teachers with better understanding of their students' educational experiences and lead…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 8, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Barber, Mariah; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Council, Morris, III; Konrad, Moira; Gardner, Ralph; Telesman, Alana O. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of a novel computer software program, Reading RACES (Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories), on the oral reading fluency and comprehension of three urban first graders who were English language learners (ELLs) and showed reading/special education risk. The individually administered intervention consisted of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Leidig, Tatjana; Grünke, Matthias; Urton, Karolina; Knaak, Turid; Hisgen, Susanne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Children who do not adequately master the transition from "learning to read" (LTR) to "reading to learn" (RTL) will clearly fall behind in every subject area during their secondary education. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a simple reading comprehension strategy developed by Schumaker, Denton, and Deshler…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Snow, Carrie C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
In this essay, I reflect on over 15 years of experience in the field of special education to explore diverse ways of engaging students in opinion and argument writing. I outline, according to the Common Core standards, the progression of writing in the early years with an emphasis on opinion writing through the later elementary, middle, and high…
Descriptors: Opinions, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Special Education
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Fink, Rosalie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
How can teachers integrate rap and technology strategies to teach students with learning disabilities the art of persuasive argument writing? This teacher research study presents creative new approaches for teaching argument writing. Strategies used in the study helped college freshmen with learning disabilities (LD) succeed in developing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Popular Culture, Learning Disabilities, Persuasive Discourse
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