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Students’ Understanding of Diagrams for Solving Word Problems

Content type: Journal Article
A visual representation, such as a diagram, can be a powerful strategy for solving mathematical word problems. However, using a representation to solve mathematical word problems is not as simple as it seems! Many students with learning disabilities...

Teaching Academic Vocabulary to Adolescents With Learning Disabilities

Content type: Journal Article
Knowing the meaning of academic vocabulary words helps adolescents understand content-area text and improves their academic achievement. To demonstrate deep understanding of words, students reading below grade level and students with learning disabilities...

Graphic Organizers for Secondary Students With Learning Disabilities

Content type: Journal Article
Research suggests students with learning disabilities often have trouble connecting new and prior knowledge, distinguishing essential and nonessential information, and applying comprehension strategies (Dicecco & Gleason, 2002; Vaughn & Edmonds, 2006)...

Improving Access to Elementary School Social Studies Instruction

Content type: Journal Article
Social studies instruction in upper elementary school (Grades 3-5) is important for building foundational content knowledge to equip students for the secondary school curriculum. Due to numerous school initiatives and demands on the time of teachers...

Blending Wheels

Content type: Journal Article
Children with learning disabilities typically struggle with learning to read, particularly with developing phonemic blending skills. Finding ways to provide sufficient decoding practice is an ongoing challenge for special educators. Blending wheels are...

Using Explicit and Systematic Instruction to Support Working Memory

Content type: Journal Article
Differences in working memory capacity have important implications for learning new skills and completing instructional activities. Students with learning disabilities are particularly vulnerable to contending with compromised working memory while learning...

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