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Mellard, Daryl F.; Fall, Emily – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
The following insights into the reading skills of 312 participants in adult basic and secondary education programs are based on a principal components analysis of reading components' contributions to variance in reading comprehension. Overall, 75% of variance was explained by four composite variables representing word skills, language…
Descriptors: Memory, Factor Analysis, Adult Education, Functional Reading
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Scanlon, David; Baker, Diana – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Despite expectations for accommodations in inclusive classrooms, little guidance for effective practice is available. Most accommodations policies and evidence-based practices address assessments. High school regular and special educators collaborated in focus groups to articulate a model based on their practices and perceptions of best practice.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Best Practices, Special Education Teachers
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Archer, Anita L.; Gleason, Mary M.; Vachon, Vicky L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
This article discusses the need to teach decoding to secondary students with reading difficulties using one of three approaches: reading segmented words part by part; decoding different syllable types; or using a flexible strategy for reading long words. It also stresses the need for reading practice and research-validated programs. (Contains…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
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Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.; Graetz, Janet E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
Specific difficulties for the secondary student with reading difficulties are described, followed by a literature review of most promising practices, including peer tutoring that incorporates comprehension strategy instruction and elaborative strategies in history and science classes. Research using "Inspiration" software to generate spatially…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Learning Disabilities, Peer Teaching
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Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Goodwin, Marilyn; Bryant, Brian R.; Higgins, Kellie – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
A review of six articles (1978-present) on vocabulary interventions involving secondary students with learning disabilities found interventions fall into four areas: computer-assisted instruction, fluency-building vocabulary practice activities, mnemonic strategy instruction, and concept enhancement instruction. Overall, positive results were…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities
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Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
This article reviews research associated with instructional programs on writing strategies that are part of the "Learning Strategies Curriculum." The research shows that secondary students with disabilities can learn to use complex writing strategies to such an extent that they can write multi-paragraph themes appropriate for general education…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities
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Boyle, Elizabeth A.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Connelly, Vincent J.; Washburn, Shari Gallin; Brinckerhoff, Loring C.; Banerjee, Manju – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
A study examined the effects of a CD-ROM audio textbook, alone and combined with a complementary strategy (SLiCK), on the academic performance of 95 students with mild disabilities from 8 self-contained special education classes. Students in groups using the audio text performed significantly higher on content-area assessment than other students.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction
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De La Paz, Susan; MacArthur, Charles – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003
This article reviews social studies instructional approaches for secondary students with mild disabilities, with an emphasis on methods that provide access to the general education curriculum. It highlights research findings on domain-specific instructional approaches for teaching social studies concepts such as historical understanding and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Inclusive Schools, Learning Strategies, Literacy
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Hallenbeck, Mark J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2002
A study examined how Cognitive Strategy Instruction in Writing (SCIW), helped enable four seventh-graders with learning disabilities to take over responsibility for their own writing performance and to scaffold one another's writing development. Teacher modeling and scaffolding, writing process collaboration, and structuring think-sheets enabled…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Restructuring, Cooperative Learning, Helplessness
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Maccini, Paula; Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Hughes, Charles A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2002
A review was conducted of the literature on technology-based practices for secondary students with learning disabilities. Technology-based practices included computer- or video-based interventions, multimedia programs, technology-based assessment, and verbatim audio recordings. Three practices appear promising: hypertext and hypermedia software…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Lancaster, Paula E.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2002
Secondary students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and health impairments (n=16) learned a self-advocacy strategy via an Interactive Hypermedia Program (IHP) or through live instruction. After instruction, each student ran his own Individualized Education Program conference. The IHP was as effective in teaching the students the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Hypermedia
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Kortering, Larry; Braziel, Patricia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2002
A study involving 185 high school students with learning disabilities explored their views of high school. While participants enjoyed the opportunity to socialize with peers, they found specific classes boring or too difficult. Participants were much more likely to report advantages to staying in school than disadvantages. Recommendations are…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Peer Relationship
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Meltzer, Lynn; Katzir-Cohen, Tamar; Miller, Lynne; Roditi, Bethany – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2001
This study compared the perceptions of 308 adolescents with learning disabilities, 355 average achievers, and their 57 teachers on student level of effort, strategy use, and academic performance. Findings indicated that the students with learning disabilities demonstrated positive academic self-concepts, whereas teachers' judgments were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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McLeod, Terry M.; Armstrong, Stephen W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
A survey was conducted with 114 junior high, middle grade, and high school LD teachers concerning various aspects of mathematics disabilities in students. The most common deficit areas included division of whole numbers, basic operations involving fractions, decimals, percent, fraction terminology, multiplication of whole numbers, and place value.…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers
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Hiebert, Bryan; And Others – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1982
LD adolescents had substantially lower academic self-concepts and academic expectations than normally achieving adolescents. Similarly, teachers had negative perceptions of and low academic expectations for LD adolescents. Finally, parents of LD adolescents had lower academic expectations for their children than did parents of normally achieving…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Expectation, Learning Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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