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Lei, Qingli; Xin, Yan Ping; Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Tzur, Ron – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
As today's classrooms become more and more diverse, there is a growing need to explore the intersection between English Learners (ELs) and students with learning disabilities (LD) in the content-specific instruction of mathematics problem solving. The aim of this study was to determine which types of instructional scaffolds may be used by math…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Evmenova, Anya S.; Regan, Kelley; Ahn, Soo Y.; Good, Kevin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
Various technology-based interventions exist to support writing for students with learning disabilities (LD). However, it is not enough to simply provide access to technology. How it is implemented by teachers may affect student outcomes. In this study, three special education teachers used a technology-based graphic organizer (TBGO) with embedded…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Instruction
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Praet, Magda; Desoete, Annemie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
The purpose of the present pilot study was to evaluate the effects of particular educational math games in kindergarten on numerical skills in Grade 1. Our participants were 49 children with early math difficulties, 65 average achievers, and 48 high-achieving 5-year-old children. All of them played various adaptive math games for 5 weeks. To avoid…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Learning Problems, Mathematics Skills
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Schindler, Maike; Bader, Eveline; Lilienthal, Achim J.; Schindler, Florian; Schabmann, Alfred – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Quantity recognition in whole number representations is a fundamental skill children need to acquire in their mathematical development. Despite the observed correlation to mathematics achievement, however, the ability to recognize quantities in structured whole number representations has not been studied extensively. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Eye Movements, Mathematics Skills, Correlation
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Lyons, Reneé; Genareo, Vincent; Simpson, Amber; Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Olson, Jeannette – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on description and evaluation of a Web-based professional development system for teachers centered on the collection and use of frequent student performance information in algebra for instructional decision making. With U.S. federal grant funding, researchers developed Web-based instructional modules, which provided interactive…
Descriptors: Algebra, Progress Monitoring, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Götze, Daniela – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
In the last decades, many research projects have indicated that, especially for children with mathematical difficulties, procedural training programs seem to be very helpful in promoting learning of multiplicative routines such as the times table. However, there is less knowledge about whether and how a conceptual understanding of multiplication…
Descriptors: Multiplication, At Risk Students, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems
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Viesel-Nordmeyer, Nurit; Schurig, Michael; Bos, Wilfried; Ritterfeld, Ute – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Based on longitudinal data (n = 338) from the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) competence development (mathematics and language) of three groups with different mathematical preconditions (+/- 1 SD) were compared between age 4 to 10. Groups were composed by first measurement of mathematical achievement in pre-school age (5/6 years).…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
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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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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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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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Botsas, George – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
The aim of the study was to investigate differences in cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in the reading comprehension of narrative and expository texts among students with learning disabilities (SLD) and without learning disabilities (SWOLD). A total of 122 fifth and sixth graders took part in the study. Half of them (n = 61) were SLD…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Processes
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Burke, Lisa; Poll, Gerard; Fiene, Judy – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
Seventh grade students, varying in their literacy skills, from a suburban middle school in the United States were taught an expository writing strategy using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach. Using an AB design, the students participated in an eight-session expository writing intervention that taught the writing process. The…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Writing Strategies, Middle School Students, Response to Intervention
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