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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Proposed guidelines have been published recently (Al-Hilawani, 2016) to help identify and determine for the first time the existence of learning disabilities among students in the Middle East Arab (M.E.A.) countries. These guidelines have been drawn from recent and up-to-date information available on learning disabilities. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Cantley, Penny L.; Martin, James E. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Many educators use the "Me! Lessons" to teach high school students with disabilities self-advocacy and self-awareness knowledge and skills. We conducted a mixed-methods study to examine the usefulness of the lessons, obtain student and parent perceptions of the lessons and to examine the lessons' impact on student knowledge. This study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Parent Attitudes, Students with Disabilities
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Lavín, Carlos Enrique; Mason, Linda H.; LeSueur, Robert; Haspel, Paul – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
In 1987, James Ysseldyke made an open call in Exceptional Children, asking for manuscript submissions that addressed issues and concerns of culturally diverse learners. Over 30 years have passed since that call, and research with this population remains limited. Approximately 9% of the K-12 special education population nationwide is composed of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Education
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Mather, Nancy; White, Jennifer; Youman, Martha – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Today 195 countries exist in the world. The purpose of this review was to provide a global picture of the services and opportunities for individuals with dyslexia. The intent was not to provide an exhaustive review of each topic, but rather to provide examples of what is occurring in different countries around the world. Through an Internet…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Cross Cultural Studies, Evaluation Methods, Identification
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Preston-Smith, Shantha; King-Sears, Margaret E.; Evmenova, Anya S.; Baker, Pamela Hudson – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
For graduation, high school students with learning disabilities and other high-incidence disabilities need sufficient science credits. For many students, their success is dependent on how well they learn in co-taught classes. However, students seldom have a voice about co-teaching in science. In this study, high school students with and without…
Descriptors: High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Cavendish, Wendy; Connor, David J.; Perez, Deborah – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
This study is framed by Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to examine the interaction between student perceptions of school personnel efforts and actions and the development of student intrinsic motivation and self-determination. This mixed-methods study examines variations among high school students' (n=44) level of self-determination (SD) and the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, High School Students
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Wang, Min; Louick, Rebecca – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Discourse analysis was utilized to bring attention to interactional moves made by students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD), and their teacher, that impacted students' positioning and motivation for classroom participation. This study built on prior research on positioning (Davies & Harré, 1990)…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances
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Daley, Samantha G.; Zeidan, Pamela – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
This qualitative study examined the role and determinants of motivational beliefs and self-perceptions among six academically successful undergraduates with learning disabilities at private 4-year colleges who serve as mentors for middle-school students with similar learning challenges. Drawing on the expectancy-value theory of achievement-related…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Self Concept, Beliefs
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Emery, Alyssa; von Spiegel, Jacqueline; Sayer, Robin; Khandaker, Naima; Anderman, Lynley – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Internationally adopted youth (IAY) with disabilities have distinctive needs for adaptive development, and schools play a central role in supporting and meeting these needs. Yet in our qualitative examination of 41 families of IAY with disabilities, we found that these needs are not often well understood by practicing educators and school staff.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adoption, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Jitendra, Asha Kiron; Im, Soo-hyun – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
The present study summarized three studies of schema-based instruction (SBI), a research-based Tier 1 mathematics program implemented in general education classrooms. We evaluated the efficacy of SBI in improving the mathematics achievement of seventh-grade students, including students with or at risk for mathematics disabilities (MD). The three…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, At Risk Students, Schemata (Cognition), General Education
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Boon, Richard T.; Urton, Karolina; Gru¨nke, Matthias; Rux, Thomas A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
This narrative review provides an overview of the research literature on the effectiveness of mnemonics in mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities in a K-12 classroom. Eleven studies were identified in refereed journal articles and doctoral dissertations from 1975 to December 2018 that met the inclusion criteria. Overall…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Mathematics Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Krawec, Jennifer; Steinberg, Marissa – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Opportunities for students to learn mathematics through innovative, authentic experiences in an inquiry-based instructional approach have become much more common for students in regular and advanced math classes. Yet, the same cannot be said for students with learning disabilities. One of the primary reasons is that key tenets of the inquiry…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Students with Disabilities
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Lambert, Rachel; Chun, Mina; Davis, Jessie; Ceja, Kay Lynn; Aguilar, Katie; Moran, Pauline; Manset, Lindsey – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Educational research undervalues the experiences of people with disabilities, including those with learning disabilities and/or dyslexia, whom we call "insiders." In this study, we examined narratives pertaining to schooling from published memoirs and/or interviews with 30 insiders with learning disabilities or dyslexia. First, we…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Individual Characteristics, Barriers
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Carey, Lisa Beth; Stephan, Catherine; Pritchard, Alison E. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Existing research suggests that students with ADHD may not receive the expected benefit from some testing accommodations. One possible explanation for this lack of benefit might be that students do not receive adequate instruction in and practice with testing accommodations to make them effective. The current study was designed to investigate…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Testing Accommodations, Training, Program Effectiveness
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Tuckwiller, Elizabeth D.; Dardick, William R.; Kutscher, Elisabeth L. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methodology study was to empirically investigate how adolescents with learning disabilities/differences report and experience self-determination, grit, mindset, and optimism. Using items from established scales, we gathered survey data (n=27) as well as interview data (n=23), and examined the ability of mindset, grit, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Learning Disabilities, Self Determination, Persistence
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