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Celinska, Dorota – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Overrepresentation of African American students in special education has been related to the unfavorable academic outcomes and achievement gap for these students. In a search for a comprehensive account of the roots of these perpetuating concerns, narrative skills are of importance because of their relation to reading achievement and school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, African American Students, Learning Disabilities
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Fenty, Nicole; Uliassi, Christine – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
A majority of students recommended for special education services struggle with reading. It is therefore imperative that teachers are prepared to address the needs of these students. The purpose of this study was to examine special education teacher candidates' beliefs, feelings of self-efficacy, and knowledge surrounding reading. Researchers…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Bone, Erin Kae; Bouck, Emily C. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Students with disabilities often struggle with grade-level mathematics without appropriate support and accommodations. This study compared the performance of middle school students with disabilities on computational-based mathematics assessments when they had access to calculators and when they did not. Using a single-case ABAB design, data were…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Calculators, Middle School Students, Computation
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Nielsen, Kathleen; Henderson, Sheila; Barnett, Anna L.; Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Movement, which draws on motor skills and executive functions for managing them, plays an important role in literacy learning (e.g., movement of mouth during oral reading and movement of hand and fingers during writing); but relatively little research has focused on movement skills in students with specific learning disabilities as the current…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Psychomotor Skills, Movement Education
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Cook, Pamela; Rodes, Deborah R.; Lipsitz, Kay L. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
Reading Recovery, a meaning-based reading program designed for young children at risk of reading failure, is widely implemented across the United States. We discuss the recent Reading Recovery $45 million four-year i3-funded scaleup study that was designed to "cover the expansion of Reading Recovery around the U.S." (May, Sirinides,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Early Intervention, Special Education, Learning Disabilities
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Meyer, Nancy K.; Bouck, Emily C. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
Adolescents with learning disabilities in reading have difficulties with reading and understanding difficult gradelevel curricular material. One frequently used method of support is using read-aloud accommodations, which can be live read-alouds or text-to-speech (TTS) read-alouds. A single case alternating treatment design was used to examine the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Learning Disabilities
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Tolbert, Joshua B. L.; Lazarus, Belinda Davis; Killu, Kim – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
Successful inclusion of students with learning disabilities in foreign language courses has been problematic, likely due to factors such as heightened anxiety and individualized learning challenges which are characteristic of those with learning disabilities. These learning characteristics often necessitate that multisensory strategies be employed…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Instructional Materials
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Wei, Yan; Lombardi, Allison; Simonsen, Brandi; Coyne, Michael; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Freeman, Jennifer; Kearns, Devin – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
A single-subject AB multiple-baseline design across participants was utilized to investigate the effectiveness of the Revised Tier Three Instructional Planning (T-TIP) tool on teacher lesson planning, with a focus on corrective and elaborative feedback within intensive literacy instructional settings in secondary schools. Findings revealed that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Instructional Development, Lesson Plans, Feedback (Response)
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Koch, Katherine A.; Thompson, Janna Chevon – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
This qualitative study examined teachers' experiences with an arts integration curriculum. This study considered the teachers' perceptions of arts integrations before and after being introduced to the concepts of arts integration. The teachers were provided with knowledge and tools to integrate the arts into general education curriculum and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Inclusion, Integrated Curriculum
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Berenato, Carolyn; Severino, Lori – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
Colleges and universities can have an impact on the entire field of education when preparing teachers for one of the most challenging part of the job: teaching literacy. When teachers are properly trained and have a toolbox of strategies and teaching techniques to use, they can have a tremendous impact on student learning. In teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills
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Burns, Matthew K.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Karich, Abbey C.; Coolong-Chaffin, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
The current study used a multiple-baseline design to examine the effect of providing performance feedback on comprehension strategy use and reading comprehension. The participants were four seventh grade students with comprehension difficulties. The students were taught the reciprocal teaching comprehension strategies of generating questions,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reciprocal Teaching, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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Rice, Holly – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
The purpose of this research was to explore parent perceptions concerning their involvement in their children's special education. The goal of this study was to better understand why some parents become involved while others do not. Survey methodology was utilized to determine parent perceptions of (a) levels of parent and children's participation…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
This study examined the influence of tableau on the expressive language skills of three students with language-based learning disabilities in inclusive urban fourth-grade English language arts (ELA) classroom settings. Data were collected on linguistic productivity, specificity, and narrative cohesion through analysis of students' responses to…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Language Skills, Oral Language, Language Impairments
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Clarke, Laura Shipp; Embury, Dusty Columbia; Knight, Catherine; Christensen, Jennifer – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
The evolution of language speaks to our values as a society and our understanding of each other as humans making contributions to society. Using people-first language demonstrates a respect for the personhood of people with disabilities, but often professionals are at a loss as to which words to use. This primer shares the ideology behind…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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Einat, Amela – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
Disparities among the different abilities of students with learning disabilities have attracted extensive research. The attention has largely focused on how low abilities mask good or high potential intellectual level, and the resulting frustration. Correspondingly, the literature has also concentrated on the methods of detection required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Learning Disabilities, Adults
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