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Brawand, Anne; King-Sears, Margaret E.; Evmenova, Anya S.; Regan, Kelley – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Schema-based instruction (SBI) was used to teach nine middle school students with high-incidence disabilities (HID) to solve proportional reasoning word problems. A multiple-baseline-across-groups design was used to determine student understanding of the SBI process. The design consisted of three phases including baseline, SBI process, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Students with Disabilities, Logical Thinking, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Williams, Kelly J.; Vaughn, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
English learners with learning disabilities (LD) have well-documented difficulties comprehending text. This study examined the effects of an intensive reading intervention (Reading Intervention for Adolescents [RIA]) on reading outcomes (word reading, vocabulary, and comprehension) for ninth-grade ELs with LD (n = 85). In the RIA, students…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
This article provides a current, comprehensive, and concise overview of the law specific to students with dyslexia in K-12 schools. It consists of (a) an overview of the applicable legal framework, which includes the federal foundation in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, (b) a compact…
Descriptors: School Law, Special Education, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities
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Lauterbach, Alexandra A.; Brownell, Mary T.; Bettini, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Secondary content-area teachers seldom use research-based practices for students with learning disabilities (LD), and prior research indicates they often conceptualize instruction in ways that align poorly with research about effective instruction for students with LD. However, prior research has focused on typical secondary content-area teachers,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities, Literacy Education
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Lee, Okin; Shin, Mikyung – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
The purpose of this online survey study was to obtain basic information about South Korean high school students' understanding of learning disabilities. A total of 343 students responded to questions about demographics, familiarity with terms related to learning disabilities, beliefs about learning disabilities, and attitudes toward students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Kim, Joyce J.; Knight-Teague, Kerri; Orozco, Guadalupe; Jones, Brian T. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
Adolescents with disabilities have great difficulty with academic content in middle school, and their teachers have difficulty teaching them to understand and use academic language. We taught teachers of sixth-grade students with learning disabilities, more than half of whom were also English language learners (ELLs), to implement about 15 min of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Grade 6, Academic Language, Vocabulary
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Billingsley, Glenna M.; Thomas, Cathy N.; Webber, Jo A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine whether learning preferences of secondary students identified with concomitant learning disabilities (LD) and emotional disturbance (ED) align with the instructional method with which they best learned mathematics. Responses to a preference survey given before and after instruction were…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Comorbidity
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Satsangi, Rajiv; Hammer, Rachel; Hogan, Christina D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Over the last two decades, the significance of academic achievement for students with disabilities in K-12 education has increased. To meet the needs of this population, educators turned to innovative strategies and technologies for instructional support in the classroom. For students with a learning disability, the need for such solutions is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods
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Daley, Samantha G.; Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Gabrielle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Being identified with a learning disability makes students vulnerable to experiences of stigmatization, which can be associated with negative academic and emotional effects. Yet, research with other vulnerable populations demonstrates that individual perceptions of stigmatization, or stigma consciousness, are not uniform and that variability in…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Self Concept
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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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Showers, Anne H.; Kinsman, Jeremy W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Using structural equation modeling, the study tested a theoretical model linking family background, student attributes, and college success. The sample consisted of 346 students with learning disabilities (LDs) who enrolled in college between 2004 and 2012. The data were taken from the public files of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002. The…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Success
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Marita, Samantha; Hord, Casey – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Recent educational policy has raised the standards that all students, including students with disabilities, must meet in mathematics. To examine the strategies currently used to support students with learning disabilities, the authors reviewed literature from 2006 to 2014 on mathematics interventions for students with learning disabilities. The 12…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kuder, S. Jay – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
This article presents an update and extension of the research on instructional methods for vocabulary learning by secondary-age students with learning disabilities. Seven studies that have been published since the last comprehensive review of the research were located. Four instructional methods were found to be the most effective: mnemonic…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students, Reading Difficulties, Literature Reviews
O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Bocian, Kathleen M.; Roberts, Sarana; Chan, Olivia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
Helping struggling readers to learn history content in middle school can be difficult due to heavy reading demands. In this study, researchers taught poor readers with and without disabilities in eighth grade to generate main idea statements; create, compare, and contrast paragraphs; and identify cause and effect relations, along with relevant…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Disabilities
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Graham, Steve; Hall, Tracey E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
In today's world, writing is an essential skill. At school, writing is often used to gauge students' understanding of content material as well as to promote the learning of it. Students with learning disabilities (LD) and those at risk for writing difficulties experience considerable difficulty with almost every aspect of writing. The field of LD…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice
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