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Hord, Casey; Ladrigan, Emily; Saldanha, Rene L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
The researchers conducted a microanalysis of two purposefully sampled sessions of a tutor working with a student with a learning disability (LD) engaging with multi-step equations with and without fractions. During the tutoring sessions, the student experienced quick, independent success on equations without fractions, but struggled considerably…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equations (Mathematics), Fractions, Mathematics Instruction
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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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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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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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Basham, James D.; Blackorby, Jose; Marino, Matthew T. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic initiated an unprecedented shift in special education practice from brick-and-mortar instruction to online learning. This manuscript explores factors related to the shift and argues the COVID-19 disruption creates an opportunity for systemic educational reform. The Universal Design for Learning framework is presented as a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Special Education, Educational Change, Electronic Learning
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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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Lawrence, Breanna C.; Harrison, Gina L.; Milford, Todd M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
There is a notable overlap and co-occurrence of mental health and learning challenges in adolescence. Existing research highlights associations between learning disabilities and mental health problems; however, limited research explores additional variables, such as familial influences. Using a developmental relational systems framework, this…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health
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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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Leko, Melinda M.; Alzahrani, Turkey; Handy, Tamara – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2019
This study presents findings from a survey of secondary special education teachers who teach reading to students with learning disabilities (LD). Respondents were 392 special education teachers from a large Midwestern State who completed an online or paper survey. Results indicate predominant foci of secondary special education teachers' reading…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Instruction
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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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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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