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Satsangi, Rajiv; Hammer, Rachel; Hogan, Christina D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
As classrooms begin to adopt a greater number of digital technologies such as computers and tablets, it is important for educators to understand how effective such tools can be in aiding in the delivery of instruction to students who struggle in mathematics, such as those identified with a learning disability in mathematics. One digital-based…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Berkeley, Sheri; Scanlon, David – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
How schools fulfill Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) requirements has evolved. Decades of general and special education reforms have led to dramatic increases in expectations for students in special education to be included in the general education classroom and curriculum and to achieve to the same high standards as their general…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Public Education, Special Education, Inclusion
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Rodgers, Derek B. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
Good sentence construction, the act of writing multiple words into sentence types that make semantic and syntactic sense, is needed for clear and meaningful written expression. The present study investigated the effects of a multi-component writing intervention, sentence instruction and frequency building to a performance criterion, on the simple…
Descriptors: Sentences, Sentence Structure, Writing Skills, Intervention
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Hwang, Jiwon; Riccomini, Paul J.; Hwang, Seok Yoon; Morano, Stephanie – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
Developing an understanding of fractions is critical and is an educational focus, as reflected in national standards and principles. This study conducted a quantitative synthesis of 22 experimental studies to investigate the overall efficacy of previously conducted fraction interventions compared to standard instruction. Instruction type and…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hoover, John J.; Erickson, Jennifer R.; Patton, James R.; Sacco, Donna M.; Tran, Le M. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
Effective education of English learners (ELs) with learning disabilities requires special educators to deliver culturally/linguistically responsive instruction within the context of special services, embracing the interaction between exceptionality and diversity. A critical concept is the notion that cultural and linguistic features are mandated…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Nese, Joseph F. T.; Farley, Dan; Anderson, Daniel – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
We used data from the 2014-2015 easyCBM assessment system to explore the applied reading intervention characteristics in a sample of 3,074 Grade 1 students (and 5,145 interventions) in school districts applying a multitiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. We describe the number of interventions, number of assessments, the intervention start…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Leonard, Kaitlin M.; Coyne, Michael D.; Oldham, Ashley C.; Burns, Darci; Gillis, Margie B. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) frameworks are designed to directly support students with, and at risk for, disabilities by providing timely, aligned, and coordinated supports, with the goal of preventing or ameliorating the effects of early risk. Yet developing and implementing MTSS in beginning reading is a complex process. Many schools…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, At Risk Students
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Park, Yujeong; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Brownell, Mary T.; Benedict, Amber – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among (1) special education teachers' knowledge for teaching reading fluency, (2) the specific instructional practices they used in fluency instruction, and (3) gains of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) on a performance measure of oral reading fluency (ORF). Analyses…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Swanson, H. Lee; Kong, Jennifer E.; Moran, Amber S.; Orosco, Michael J. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2019
This randomized control treatment study investigated the role of generative paraphrasing interventions on word problem-solving (WPS) accuracy in English language learners (ELL) who were at risk for math difficulties (MD). One hundred and forty-two third-grade monolingual and English language learners were randomly assigned to either an untreated…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Language Processing, Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills
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Miciak, Jeremy; Roberts, Garrett; Taylor, W. Pat; Solis, Michael; Ahmed, Yusra; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
We examined the effectiveness of a researcher-provided reading intervention with 484 fourth graders with significant reading difficulties. Students were randomly assigned to one year of intervention, two years of intervention, or a business-as-usual comparison condition (BAU). Students assigned to two years of intervention demonstrated…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Implementation, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Fien, Hank; Anderson, Daniel; Nelson, Nancy J.; Kennedy, Patrick; Baker, Scott K.; Stoolmiller, Michael – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
The purpose of the present article is to report on a large-scale investigation of six school districts' implementation of an initiative aimed at reducing dropout rates by improving reading achievement in the middle grades. Data for the Middle School Intervention Project (MSIP) were collected in 25 middle schools across the state of Oregon. We…
Descriptors: Intervention, At Risk Students, Predictor Variables, Grade 8
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Fuchs, Douglas; Hendricks, Emma; Walsh, Meagan E.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Zhang Tracy, Wen; Patton, Samuel, III; Davis-Perkins, Nicole; Kim, Wooliya; Elleman, Amy M.; Peng, Peng – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
We conducted a 14-week experimental study of 2 versions of a relatively comprehensive RC intervention that involved 50 classroom teachers, 15 tutors, and 116 children drawn in equal proportions from grades 3 and 5 in 13 schools in a large urban school district. Students were randomly assigned in equal numbers to the two tutoring conditions and a…
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Reading Comprehension, Reputation, Reading Programs
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Kim, Woori; Ok, Min Wook; Yoo, Yongseok – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
This study employed group randomized trials to investigate the effects of self- and peer-monitoring on the academic vocabulary and content knowledge of students with learning disabilities and low achieving students in social studies. Fourth grade students were randomly assigned to either treatment or control groups on a class level. Results…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Low Achievement, Learning Disabilities, Grade 4
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Baker, Doris Luft; Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Sparks, Anthony; Canges, Rebecca – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
We review published single subject design (SSD) studies that examine the effects of interventions for English learners at-risk or with learning disabilities. Results of our literature search yielded 10 studies, five in reading, one in reading and behavior, and four in mathematics that met our inclusion criteria. Seven studies targeted…
Descriptors: Research Design, Intervention, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities
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Kestel, Eugénie; Forgasz, Helen – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
The effectiveness of an individual, conceptual instruction-based tuition program delivered by personal videoconferencing (PVC), compared to face-to-face (FtF) delivery for 30 upper primary and middle school students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD), is described in this article. The experimental intervention targeted number sense,…
Descriptors: Tuition, Videoconferencing, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems
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