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Scanlon, David; Saenz, Lauren; Kelly, Michael P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Alternative Individualized Education Program (IEP) dispute resolution models should respond to limitations of current options. An experimental IEP dispute resolution program provides parents and schools with an evidence-supported neutral perspective on what is needed for free and appropriate education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Conflict Resolution, Models, Experimental Programs
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Connor, David J.; Cavendish, Wendy – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
In this closing commentary to the special edition of "Learning Disability Quarterly" ("LDQ") on parent voice in educational decision making for students with learning disabilities, we briefly survey main topics from each article, illuminating important findings from the authors, along with several questions they raise, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Decision Making, Parent Participation, Individualized Education Programs
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Allen, Abigail A.; Poch, Apryl L.; Lembke, Erica S. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This manuscript describes two empirical studies of alternative scoring procedures used with curriculum-based measurement in writing (CBM-W). Study 1 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric in first grade. Study 2 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric, production-dependent, and production-independent scores in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Based Assessment, Emergent Literacy
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Impulsive behavior is a characteristic of children with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and is related to learning ability. The present study aims to identify impulsivity behavior in children with SLD who attend inclusion schools, from their resource room teachers' perspectives. A 31-item questionnaire that addressed four subscales was…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Bonti, Eleni; Bampalou, Christina E.; Kouimtzi, Eleni M.; Kyritsis, Zacharias – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons why Greek young adults with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) seek learning assessments. The study sample consisted of 106 adults meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for SLD. Data were collected through self-report records (clinical interview) of adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The legal dimension of response to intervention (RTI) has been the subject of considerable professional confusion. This brief article addresses the issue in three parts. The first part provides an update of a previous iteration that compared 12 common conceptions, referred to here as the "lore," with an objective synthesis of the…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Court Litigation, School Law, Educational Policy
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Cavendish, Wendy; Connor, David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This mixed-methods study examined perspectives on factors that influence meaningful student and parent involvement in Individualized Education Program (IEP) transition planning. Survey data and open-ended qualitative interviews with urban high school students with a learning disability (LD; n = 16), their parents (n = 9), and their teachers (n =…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Student Participation
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Haley, Keri; Allsopp, David; Hoppey, David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Advocating for your child with a disability can be a daunting task for any parent. When the parent is also a school district employee, determining whether advocacy could impact one's position as an employee becomes inherently problematic. Using a heuristic case study approach, this inquiry's intent is to understand the experiences, barriers, and…
Descriptors: Parents, Learning Disabilities, Parents as Teachers, School Districts
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Valle, Jan W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
In this article, a narrative inquiry approach is used to investigate how mothers report their experiences of parenting children with learning disability (LD) within the culture of American motherhood and to explore what impact such experiences of motherhood might have upon their relationships with school professionals. Analysis of the mothers'…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mothers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Shen, Mei; Troia, Gary A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This study used a multiple-probe, multiple-baseline single-case design to investigate the efficacy of planning, and then revising strategy instruction using self-regulated strategy development on the compare-contrast writing performance of three late elementary students with language-learning disabilities. After receiving the planning instruction,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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McGrath, Allison L.; Hughes, Marie Tejero – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Students with learning disabilities (LD) often receive instruction in general education science classrooms. However, little is known about the academic success of students with LD in this setting. As inquiry-based science instruction has become more prominent, research focusing on student learning is needed to explore how such instruction meets…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inquiry, Active Learning, Success
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Cook, Sara Cothren; Rao, Kavita – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Based on the premise that instruction should be designed from the outset to reduce barriers, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines provide a set of flexible options and scaffolds to ensure access for all learners. Using the UDL framework, teachers and researchers can systematically adapt effective practices that have been established by…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Best Practices, Access to Education, Guidelines
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Doabler, Christian T.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Stoolmiller, Mike; Fien, Hank; Clarke, Ben; Gearin, Brian; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Accumulating research has established explicit mathematics instruction as an evidence-based teaching practice. This study utilized observation data from a multi-year efficacy trial to examine the longitudinal effects of a core kindergarten mathematics program on the use of explicit mathematics instruction among two distinct groups of teachers: one…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Evidence Based Practice, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction
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Zeng, Wen; Ju, Song; Hord, Casey – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The number of students with learning disabilities (LD) enrolling in postsecondary education has increased rapidly over the past decade. It is imperative to investigate what interventions have been used to assist students with LD in achieving academic success. To examine the interventions currently used to support students with LD in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Intervention, College Students, Learning Disabilities
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Battistutta, Layla; Commissaire, Eva; Steffgen, Georges – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Intergroup comparison studies have shown that children with specific learning disorders hold lower self-perceptions regarding their abilities than their typically developing peers, especially in an academic setting. This small-scale study investigated the potential effect of diagnostic timing on competency perceptions within a sample of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Adolescents, Competence, Diagnostic Tests
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