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VanUitert, Victoria J.; Kennedy, Michael J.; Romig, John Elwood; Carlisle, Lindsay M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
Science includes a multitude of specialized terms that are not consistently taught using effective practices. Often, students with disabilities rely on ineffective strategies in order to memorize word definitions, which inhibits their science achievement. Using a counter-balanced design, we tested whether having access to multimedia videos that…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Video Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Science Achievement
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Hisgen, Susanne; Barwasser, Anne; Wellmann, Thorben; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
The ability to compose argumentative essays of sufficient quality is tantamount to the aptitude of thinking independently and critically, which is vital to playing an active part in one's society. Thus, the aim of teaching students this skill is incorporated into virtually every secondary school curriculum in almost all democratic countries around…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Essays, Persuasive Discourse, 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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Boon, Richard T.; Urton, Karolina; Grünke, Matthias; Ko, Eun Hye – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
This paper provides a current and thorough review of the literature on the use of video modeling for students with learning disabilities published over the last four and a half decades. Eight video modeling intervention studies were retrieved and grouped into four areas: (a) mathematics, (b) reading, (c) social studies, and (d) social behavior.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Learning Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
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Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Students with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) often require more intensive intervention in addition to quality core mathematics instruction. This research evaluates the effects of a point of view video modeling (POVM) intervention including virtual demonstrating of concrete mathematics manipulatives to teach simplifying fractions. Three…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Video Technology
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Walsh, Jennifer B.; Hord, Casey – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
In this exploratory case study, the researchers conducted a qualitative analysis of six teaching sessions to describe the use of gestures and diagrams by a teacher and her students with learning disabilities when engaging in secondary level algebra (e.g., Algebra I & II content). The teacher and her students used gestures, such as pointing and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Agrawal, Jugnu; Barrio, Brenda L.; Kressler, Benikia; Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Shankland, Rebecca K. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that although countries around the world must ensure that students with disabilities receive free, inclusive, and appropriate education, students with disabilities are less likely to complete primary or secondary school in many countries. Though this…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Law
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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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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Lee, Joo-Young; Cook, Michelle J.; Riccomini, Paul J. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Content writing contributes to students' positive learning and outcomes. Mathematical-content writing has been shown to positively support students' mathematical reasoning, but it is challenging for many students with and without learning disabilities. This study explores proof-of-concept evaluation to extend self-regulated strategy development,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Hwang, Jiwon; Riccomini, Paul J.; Morano, Stephanie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
Algebra problem solving is one of the most difficult areas in the mathematics curriculum for secondary students with learning disabilities (LD) due to the higher-order reasoning demands and strategic thinking required. The purpose of this review is to examine how effective algebra problem-solving interventions conceptualize the cognitive processes…
Descriptors: Algebra, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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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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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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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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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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Solís, Michael; Scammacca, Nancy; Barth, Amy E.; Roberts, Garrett J. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
This experimental study examined the effectiveness of a text-based reading and vocabulary intervention with self-regulatory supports for 4th graders with low reading comprehension. Students with standard scores on the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test between 1.0 standard deviation (SD) and 0.5 SD below the normative sample were included (N=44) and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Grade 4
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