ERIC Number: ED025377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of a Regional Learning Disability Center for the Treatment of Pupils Who Manifest the Dyslexic Syndrome.
The Learning Disability Center in Binghamton, New York, was established under the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Specialized instruction is offered to all children reading 2 or more years below grade level in grades 3 through 6 and 1 year below grade level in grades 1 and 2. At the center, efforts are made to maintain communication with the classroom teachers. A comprehensive diagnostic report is developed and returned to the districts upon the child's entry, and a progress report is compiled every 3 months. The ratio of boys needing help in comparison to girls is eight to one, while 60 percent of all pupils enrolled in the clinic have repeated at least one school year. Instruction techniques used at the center are eclectic, although there is a tendency to use a linguistic approach. Typewriters, tape recorders, record players, overhead projectors, and the Language Master (Bell and Howell) are used to aid remedial reading instruction. (WL)
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Identifiers: Gilmore Oral Reading Test; Metropolitan Achievement Tests
Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.