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Redefining Individual Growth and Development Indicators

The authors noted that development of early literacy skills during the preschool years is associated with improved reading outcomes in later grades. One of these skill areas, phonological awareness, shows particular importance because of its strong link to later reading … Continue reading

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Does Minority Status Increase the Effect of Disability Status on Elementary Schoolchildren’s Academic Achievement?

The authors investigated whether children’s reading and mathematics growth trajectories from kindergarten to fifth grade inter-related, and to what extent disability and minority status interacted to predict their achievement trajectories. The authors conducted secondary data analysis based on a nationally … Continue reading

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Sharing Expository Texts with Preschool Children in Special Education

The authors point out that although a general limited availability of expository texts currently exists in preschool special education classrooms, expository texts offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a rich context for addressing the language goals of preschool children with language impairment … Continue reading

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Morphological Awareness Intervention Study of a Child With a History of Speech and Language Impairment

The authors investigated the effect of a morphological awareness intervention on the morphological awareness and reading skills of a 6-year-old student who was struggling with early reading skills and had a history of speech and language impairment. Results revealed clinically … Continue reading

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Growth on Oral Reading Fluency Measures as a Function of Special Education and Measurement Sufficiency

The authors observe that for 30 years, researchers have investigated oral reading fluency as a measure of growth in reading proficiency. Yet, little research has been done with these measures in the context of progress monitoring in Tier 2 systems. … Continue reading

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Teacher Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Tier 1 – A National Survey

The authors examined the extent to which a national sample of kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers reported using evidence-based reading curricula. Results indicated that very few curricula teachers used have been evaluated using research designs that meet federal guidelines. In … Continue reading

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Classification and Identification of Reading and Math Disabilities -The Special Case of Comorbidity

The authors point out that much of learning disabilities research relies on categorical classification frameworks that use psychometric tests and cut points to identify children with reading or math difficulties, and there is increasing evidence that the attributes of reading … Continue reading

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