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Wilbert, Jurgen; Grunke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Although there is an ongoing debate about which achievement feedback is most useful, the majority of researchers agree that social comparisons and a focus on competition are inappropriate for students with learning disabilities and otherwise academically-challenged students. They are highly at-risk to be unfavorably influenced by inappropriate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Wade, Erin; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
The aim of this research brief was to explore the efficacy of story mapping, with the integration of Kidspiration[C] software, to enhance the reading comprehension skills of story grammar components for elementary-age students. Three students served as the participants, two in third grade and one in fourth, with specific learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Story Grammar, Learning Disabilities, Computer Software
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Wilbert, Jurgen; Grosche, Michael; Gerdes, Heike – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
The evaluative feedback teachers provide to learners may reference (a) individual learning progress (individual feedback), (b) social comparisons (social feedback), or (c) task criteria (criterial feedback). Various models have been proposed to explain the effects various forms of feedback have on learning and motivation with partly contradictory…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Motivation, Learning, College Students
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Berg, Derek H.; Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
This study investigated whether processing speed, short-term memory, and working memory accounted for the differential mental addition fluency between children typically achieving in arithmetic (TA) and children at-risk for failure in arithmetic (AR). Further, we drew attention to fluency differences in simple (e.g., 5 + 3) and complex (e.g., 16 +…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Arithmetic
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Kornev, Aleksandr N.; Rakhlin, Natalia; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
An important goal of research on specific learning disorders (such as dyslexia, or specific reading disability, or dysgraphia, or specific writing disorder) is to elucidate the universal characteristics and cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences of literacy acquisition and disability. However, despite the acknowledged necessity of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Language Research, Reading Research, Cross Cultural Studies
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Harrison, Gina L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
Cognitive, word-level reading, spelling and writing measures were administered to academically at-risk undergraduates with writing difficulties to examine their literacy profiles; and performance was compared to typically-achieving writers. The at-risk students were slower and less accurate on measures of sight word reading, lexical decision,…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Spelling, Sight Vocabulary, At Risk Students
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Hazoury, Katia H.; Oweini, Ahmad A.; Bahous, Rima – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
This paper proposes a technique for teaching decoding of the Arabic language to Arab dyslexic students following the multisensory, systematic, explicit phonics approach and based in part on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This technique emphasizes vocabulary controlled, font-modified, cumulative, color-coded reading materials, and orthographic…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading Materials, Phonics, Dyslexia
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Cawley, John F.; Foley, Teresa E.; Hayes, Anne Marie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of selected facets of geometry and measurement in elementary school programs and to describe curricula content options designed to demonstrate the feasibility of seeking high level outcomes and meanings for students with learning disabilities. While there are a multitude of published papers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The current study examined whether the parental practice of delayed kindergarten entrance, also known as academic red-shirting, was associated with gains in academic achievement among children with learning disabilities. Results indicate no significant differences in the academic achievement among children with learning disabilities who were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Barkauskiene, Rasa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
A person-oriented approach was used to examine the role of parenting in the associations between single learning disabilities and multiple learning disabilities and the adjustment difficulties in 8-11-year-olds. The results revealed that multiple, but not single, learning disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in emotional and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Child Rearing, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Smith-Bonahue, Tina; Larmore, Anne; Harman, Jennifer; Castillo, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
Children with learning disorders (LD) are at increased risk for a host of psychosocial problems, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (e.g., Bouffard, Roy, & Vezeau, 2005; Elksnin & Elksnin, 2004; Greenham, 1999; Michaels & Lewandowski, 1990; Sideridis, Morgan, Botsas, Padeliadu & Fuchs, 2006; Weiner &…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Stagliano, Christina; Boon, Richard T. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using a story-mapping procedure to improve and enhance the reading comprehension skills using expository text passages for 3 fourth-grade students with learning disabilities (LD). The study was conducted in the resource classroom in which the participants regularly received reading…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Instructional Materials
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Filippatou, Diamanto; Dimitropoulou, Panagiota; Sideridis, Georgios – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between students with LD and SLI on emotional psychopathology and cognitive variables. In particular, the study examined whether cognitive, emotional, and psychopathology variables are significant discriminatory variables of speech and language disordered groups versus those…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Language Impairments, Psychopathology
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Saddler, Bruce; Asaro, Kristie; Behforooz, Bita – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
Constructing well-formed sentences is an important element of writing. However, many students struggle with this skill; in particular, writers with learning disability (LD). In this study sentence-combining practice with a peer-assistance component was used to improve the ability of four young students with LD to construct sentences and compose…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Writing Difficulties, Peer Teaching
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LaBarbera, Robin – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study evaluated perceived social support and self-esteem in 66 students who attended a private school for students with learning disabilities. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that support from parents predicted 35% of the variance in global self-worth. Support from classmates, close friends, and teachers did not make…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Special Schools
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