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Borkowski, John G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1989
A metacognition model that can help understand general problem-solving deficits in learning disabled students is presented. Two components of metacognition are highlighted: executive processes and attributional beliefs. An educational package combining these components with specific strategy training is illustrated as an approach to improving…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Generalization, Learning Disabilities
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Salend, Spencer J.; Nowak, Miriam Roslyn – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1988
The effects of a peer previewing system on the oral reading skills of three learning-disabled students (ages 8 and 9) were examined. Results indicated that peer-previewing led to a marked decrease in the oral reading errors of all subjects. Reasons for the effectiveness of the procedure as well as its advantages are presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Oral Reading
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Lewis, Richard D.; Lorion, Raymond P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1988
Evaluation of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery's utility in distinguishing between 30 male adolescents diagnosed as learning disabled (LD) and 30 matched non-LD students indicated that the battery correctly classified 90 percent of the sample with 6.7 percent false positives and 13.3 percent false negatives. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Handicap Identification, Learning Disabilities
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Darch, Craig; Kameenui, Edward J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
The effectiveness of two approaches (direct instruction and discussion/workbook) to teaching 25 elementary level learning disabled students three critical reading skills (argument analysis, embedded argument analysis, skill classification) was evaluated. Subjects in the direct instruction group were found to significantly outperform subjects in…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities
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Chan, Lorna K. S.; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
Elementary level learning disabled (N=32) and regular class children matched on reading age were given either general or specific instruction on how to use a cross-referencing technique to evaluate internal consistency of text. Subjects who received the explicit instruction demonstrated high performance in both comprehension monitoring and reading…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities
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Glutting, Joseph J.; Bear, George G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1989
The study evaluated the utility of Kaufman-Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) subtests in differentiating learning-disabled children from students with other handicapping conditions, and compared K-ABC subtests with Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised subtests. Results showed that subtest scores did not enhance differential…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Rashotte, Carol A.; MacPhee, Kay; Torgesen, Joseph K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2001
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a phonologically based reading program delivered to first- through sixth-grade impaired readers (N=115) in small groups. Post-tests after program completion found the program resulted in significantly better phonological awareness, decoding, reading accuracy, comprehension, and spelling. Improved skills…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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Idol-Maestas, Lorna – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1981
As a result of highly specific phonic lessons, reading performance was increased by three years over a three month period. (Author)
Descriptors: Adults, Learning Disabilities, Oral Reading, Phonics
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Logan, Richard; Colarusso, Ron – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
The effectiveness of two training programs on the linguistic skills of 79 Black high-risk kindergarten students was assessed. Journal availability: see EC 112 927. (DLS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Youth, Exceptional Child Research
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Wong, Bernice Y.L.; Audrey, Roadhouse – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
The validity of the Test of Language Development (TOLD) was investigated with normal reading, reading disabled, and language delayed children (ages seven to nine years). (DLS)
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Language Acquisition
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