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Robinson, Melissa F.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Joyner, Rachel E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
This study examined the effects of reading modality (oral vs. silent) on comprehension in elementary school students with a specific learning disability in reading (N = 77). A 2 (development-level) × 2 (reading modality) × 2 (time) mixed factorial analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to determine the influence of these variables on…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Comprehension, Factor Analysis
Namkung, Jessica M.; Peng, Peng; Goodrich, J. Marc; Molfese, Victoria – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
Growth in two subscales, Informal and Formal Mathematics Skills, of the "Test of Early Mathematics Abilitity-3" (TEMA-3) was explored in a sample of 281 children. Children were identified as either typically developing (TYP; n = 205) or having mathematics difficulties (MD; n = 76) based on their total TEMA-3 score at the end of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Scanlon, David; Saenz, Lauren; Kelly, Michael P. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Alternative Individualized Education Program (IEP) dispute resolution models should respond to limitations of current options. An experimental IEP dispute resolution program provides parents and schools with an evidence-supported neutral perspective on what is needed for free and appropriate education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Conflict Resolution, Models, Experimental Programs
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Connor, David J.; Cavendish, Wendy – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
In this closing commentary to the special edition of "Learning Disability Quarterly" ("LDQ") on parent voice in educational decision making for students with learning disabilities, we briefly survey main topics from each article, illuminating important findings from the authors, along with several questions they raise, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Decision Making, Parent Participation, Individualized Education Programs
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Allen, Abigail A.; Poch, Apryl L.; Lembke, Erica S. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This manuscript describes two empirical studies of alternative scoring procedures used with curriculum-based measurement in writing (CBM-W). Study 1 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric in first grade. Study 2 explored the technical adequacy of a trait-based rubric, production-dependent, and production-independent scores in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Based Assessment, Emergent Literacy
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Impulsive behavior is a characteristic of children with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and is related to learning ability. The present study aims to identify impulsivity behavior in children with SLD who attend inclusion schools, from their resource room teachers' perspectives. A 31-item questionnaire that addressed four subscales was…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Bonti, Eleni; Bampalou, Christina E.; Kouimtzi, Eleni M.; Kyritsis, Zacharias – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons why Greek young adults with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) seek learning assessments. The study sample consisted of 106 adults meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for SLD. Data were collected through self-report records (clinical interview) of adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
The legal dimension of response to intervention (RTI) has been the subject of considerable professional confusion. This brief article addresses the issue in three parts. The first part provides an update of a previous iteration that compared 12 common conceptions, referred to here as the "lore," with an objective synthesis of the…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Court Litigation, School Law, Educational Policy
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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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Gartland, Debi; Strosnider, Roberta – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This is an official document of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), of which Council for Learning Disabilities is a long-standing, active member. With this position paper, NJCLD addresses points of agreement in the field, common misperceptions, and unresolved issues in scholarship and practice, and makes recommendations…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Maki, Kathrin E.; Burns, Matthew K.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Many school psychologists spend a large portion of their time conducting evaluations for special education, but school psychologists' confidence in learning disability (learning disability[ies] [LD]) identification has not been examined experimentally. This study examined differences in 376 school psychologists' confidence in their identification…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Decision Making
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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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Cavendish, Wendy; Connor, David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This mixed-methods study examined perspectives on factors that influence meaningful student and parent involvement in Individualized Education Program (IEP) transition planning. Survey data and open-ended qualitative interviews with urban high school students with a learning disability (LD; n = 16), their parents (n = 9), and their teachers (n =…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Student Participation
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Haley, Keri; Allsopp, David; Hoppey, David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
Advocating for your child with a disability can be a daunting task for any parent. When the parent is also a school district employee, determining whether advocacy could impact one's position as an employee becomes inherently problematic. Using a heuristic case study approach, this inquiry's intent is to understand the experiences, barriers, and…
Descriptors: Parents, Learning Disabilities, Parents as Teachers, School Districts
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