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Feiker Hollenbeck, Amy R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This investigation extends the study of the reading comprehension practices used with students with learning disabilities (LD) via a case study, exploring the beliefs and practices in reading comprehension of "Wendy," a cross-categorical special educator nominated as effective in her work with sixth-grade students. Wendy's practices serve as a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Special Education Teachers
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Lancaster, Paula E.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Lancaster, Sean J. C.; Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
Students with disabilities must meet many testing demands, given the current emphasis on accountability and state competency testing. The purpose of this project was to develop and field test a computerized program to teach the Test-Taking Strategy (Hughes, Schumaker, Deshler, & Mercer, 1988) to secondary-level students with disabilities. The…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Protocol Analysis, Learning Disabilities
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Scheuermann, Amy M.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
This study determined the effects of the Explicit Inquiry Routine (EIR), a teaching routine, on the math performance of 14 middle-school students with math learning disabilities. The routine integrates validated mathematical teaching practices from general education (inquiry, dialogue) and special education (intensive, explicit instruction) to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Statistical Analysis, Word Problems (Mathematics), Teaching Methods
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Fritschmann, Nanette Salim; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean Bragg – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of teaching eight secondary students with disabilities, including seven with learning disabilities, a strategy for answering a variety of inferential questions. A multiple-baseline across-subjects design was employed. Outcome measures included scores on researcher-devised comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Standardized Tests, Secondary School Students
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Lenz, B. Keith; Adams, Gary L.; Bulgren, Janis A.; Pouliot, Norman; Laraux, Michelle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
Previous research on students with learning disabilities has indicated that they benefit most from explicit instruction. However, few studies have examined how explicit instruction may be translated to the logistical demands associated with large-group instruction in high school general education settings in ways that are socially acceptable to…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Core Curriculum, Learning Disabilities, Intermode Differences
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McIntosh, Angela Stephens; Graves, Anne; Gersten, Russell – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
This descriptive study documents the effects of response-to-intervention type practices in four first-grade classrooms of English learners (ELs) from 11 native languages in three schools in a large urban school district in southern California. Observations and interviews in four classrooms across two consecutive years were compared to first-grade…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Kapp, Sharon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of the two studies reported in this article was to evaluate the effectiveness of extended vocabulary instruction during storybook reading with kindergarten students within a small-group intervention setting. Extended vocabulary instruction is characterized by explicit teaching that includes both contextual and definitional information,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, High Risk Students, Kindergarten
Igo, L. Brent; Riccomini, Paul J.; Bruning, Roger H.; Pope, Ginger G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2006
This explanatory sequential mixed-methods study explored how the encoding of text ideas is affected when students with learning disabilities (LD) take notes from Web-based text. In the quantitative phase of the study, 15 students took three kinds of notes--typed, copy and paste, and written--with each kind of notes addressing a different topic.…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Qualitative Research, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Choice Tests
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Talbott, Elizabeth; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1994
Review of 48 studies concerning interventions designed to impact the reading comprehension of students with learning disabilities suggests that strong effect sizes are more likely when researchers compare experimental treatment to nontreatment, deliver treatment themselves rather than have classroom teachers deliver it, and assess treatment…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Englert, Carol Sue; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1995
The Early Literacy Project focused on involving students in contextualized literary activities, developing learning strategies, constructing classroom dialogs about literacy, supporting learners in their zones of proximal development, and creating literacy communities. Research with 88 primary-grade students with mild disabilities indicated clear…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies
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MacArthur, Charles A.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1995
A model of writing instruction integrating word processing, strategy instruction, and a process approach, within a social context for writing as a meaningful task, was tested with 113 elementary students with learning disabilities. Students in experimental classes made greater gains in quality of their narrative and informative writing than did…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Richter, Lori – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1988
Twenty-four empirical investigations of tutoring interventions with learning disabled students were evaluated. Although all authors favored tutoring, equivocal results were reported with few substantiated reports of social benefits to tutors or tutees. Methodological problems associated with such research in field settings are identified. A chart…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities
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Torgesen, Joseph K.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1988
The study evaluated the relative effectiveness of three variations of a computer program designed to increase the sight-word reading vocabulary of 17 learning-disabled children in grades 1,2, and 3. No differences among the visual-only, the visual-auditory, or auditory-only presentation modes were observed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Technology
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Cohen, Andrew L.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1988
The study compared two versions of a computer program designed to increase sight-word reading vocabulary with nine reading disabled students, mean age 10 years 7 months. Although both versions were equally effective in improving speech and accuracy of reading words, the version requiring typing was more effective in increasing spelling accuracy.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1989
Comparison of teaching U.S. history content to learning disabled junior-high school students using either mnemonic or nonmnemonic materials found that students learned substantially more information when instructed mnemonically. Teachers felt the mnemonic materials were significantly more appropriate for these students than traditional…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Mnemonics
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