ERIC Number: ED030997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-22
Reference Count: 0
A Model Exemplary Clinic for Learning Disabilities; A Project of Title III, ESEA.
Robbins, Richard C.; And Others
To demonstrate creative methods and materials for the remediation of severe learning disabilities, to help children with these difficulties, and to train professional personnel, six teachers working in teams of two taught seven remedial classes with a maximum of 12 students using a program designed to remediate deficiencies in the auditory, aural, visual and motor areas. They taught basic reading skills to functional non-readers in grades 3 through 6; and focused on reading skills with less remediation of perceptual-motor deficiencies in two elementary classes and three secondary classes. Two 10-week in-service courses presented the theory and methods of remediation. Visitors and participants answered questionnaires and indicated that their involvement with the Learning Center was valuable; all classes but one made progress at the .05 level of significance in all areas of reading and spelling; and structured teacher ratings showed few changes in student attitudes and behavior. Informal comments of teachers and aides, parent questionnaire responses, and student interviews, however, indicated positive changes in the students' attitudes toward school and learning. An outline of the instructional methods and materials is included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (LE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Auditory Training, Behavior Rating Scales, Dyslexia, Exceptional Child Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Visitation, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Testing, Visual Perception
Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, California 92502.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Riverside Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California; California (Riverside)