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ERIC Number: ED029756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 7
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Individual Programming for Children with Learning Disabilities as Determined by Screening, Identification, and Differential Diagnosis.
Guyton, Gladys
A program for screening, identifying, and diagnosing learning disabilities is described. The multidisciplinary approach is emphasized. The school psychologist or counselor, the coordinator of the language therapy program, the administrative staff, and the classroom teacher meet to share findings and impressions, and the information is synthesized to identify the prime problem. Recommendations are made, including possible referral to a source outside the school for further study and diagnosis and for neurological testing. An assessment is made of the child's emotional readiness for special attention, and couseling is sometimes viewed as necessary. Emphasis is placed on the individual child's feelings and their relationships to learning disability, because they may cause him to be more discouraged, more disturbed, and more confused than the average child. Results of parental conferences are discussed; attitudes and feelings of one second-grade boy are presented; and emphasis is placed on the conclusion that a child can overcome his disability more successfully if special help is offered before serious emotional consequences develop. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Boston, Mass., Feb., 1968