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Zentall, Sydney S.; Lee, Jiyeon – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Past research has failed to recognize motivation for its potential to produce instructional gains, especially for students with reading disabilities/difficulties (RD). To this purpose, a combined motivational intervention was administered to 80 second-grade through fifth-grade students in a randomized pretest-posttest control group design with…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Control Groups
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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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Weiser, Beverly L.; Reed, Deborah K.; Kethley, Caroline I.; Mathes, Patricia G. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In October 2011, Council for Learning Disabilities' (CLD's) research committee members (i.e., authors of this article) presented their "Must Reads" at the organization's 33rd Annual International Conference on Learning Disabilities. In this article, the presenters summarize a few of their selected articles and state why each article is a "Must…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Research Committees, Organizations (Groups)
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Lai, Stephanie A.; Berkeley, Sheri – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Because high stakes are now attached to standardized assessments of student progress, policy makers, administrators, practitioners, and parents must understand how to most effectively and accurately measure the performance of all students, including students with learning disabilities (LD). To accomplish this, test accommodations are provided on…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities, Educational Policy, Literature Reviews
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Al-Yagon, Michal – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study explored children's secure attachment with both parents versus one parent, as well as the unique role of children's patterns of close relationships with father and mother, for a deeper understanding of maladjustment problems among children with learning disabilities (LD). Specifically, this study identified subgroups of children with…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Disabilities, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
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Oyler, James D.; Obrzut, John E.; Asbjornsen, Arve E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
The authors of this current study compared the memory performance of adolescent students with specific reading disabilities (RD) with that of typical adolescent readers on a newly developed verbal learning test, the "Bergen-Tucson Verbal Learning Test" (BTVLT). This multiple trial test was designed to measure memory acquisition,…
Descriptors: Verbal Learning, Memorization, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents
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Seifert, Kathleen; Espin, Christine – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the effects of three types of reading interventions on the science text reading of secondary students with learning disabilities (LD). Twenty 10th-grade students with LD participated in the study. Using a within-subjects design, the relative effects of three different instructional approaches--text reading, vocabulary learning,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Fluency, Direct Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Gallegos, Julia; Langley, Audra; Villegas, Diana – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare severity and risk status for anxiety and depression with coping skills among 130 Mexican school children with learning disabilities (LD) and 130 school children without LD. This research is the first to explore the emotional difficulties of Mexican children with LD. Children completed the Spanish version of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Coping
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study investigated the relative effects of three treatments with varying instructional emphases in reading with a comparison condition. Eighty-seven students in fourth grade with reading impairments were assigned through stratified random assignment to one of four conditions: (a) comprehension emphasis, (b) word study emphasis, (c) emphasis…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Limited English Speaking, Grade 4
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Daves, David P.; Walker, David W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Integrity, Fidelity
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Amendum, Steve; Ginsberg, Marnie; Wood, Tim; Bock, Amanda – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of a classroom teacher intervention, the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), in helping struggling readers in kindergarten and first grade. This intervention used biweekly literacy coaching in the general education classroom to help classroom teachers use diagnostic strategies with struggling readers in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Reading, Kindergarten
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In this issue of "Learning Disability Quarterly" (LDQ), Professors Daves and Walker reply to my earlier LDQ article on confusion in the cases and commentary about the legal dimension of RTI. In this brief rejoinder, I show that their reply confirms rather than resolves the confusion in their original commentary in 2010. This persistent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Court Litigation, Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation
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Swanson, Elizabeth; Solis, Michael; Ciullo, Stephen; McKenna, John W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study reports on the perceptions and instructional practices of Grades 3 through 5 special education teachers in a school district that implemented a multitiered response to intervention (RTI) framework for the previous 5 years. The authors used focus groups and interviews to examine special education teachers' perceptions of RTI. In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Limited English Speaking, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Reed, Deborah K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In this study, the authors examined the validity of a holistically scored retell within a confirmatory factor analysis framework by comparing the fit of a three-factor model of reading with the data from a diverse sample of seventh and eighth graders. The final model demonstrated adequate fit, [chi][squared](32) = 97.316; comparative fit index =…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Reading Comprehension, Grade 8
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Jerman, Olga; Reynolds, Chandra; Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
The present study investigated whether (a) growth patterns related to cognitive processing (working memory, updating, inhibition) differed in subgroups of children with reading disabilities (RD) and (b) growth in working memory (executive processing) predicted growth in other cognitive areas, such as reading and math. Seventy-three children (ages…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Inhibition, Short Term Memory, Decoding (Reading)
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