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ERIC Number: ED038260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 20
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Multi-Disciplinary Diagnosis.
Schiffman, Gilbert B.
The diagnosis of severely retarded pupils as an interdisciplinary concern is discussed. Descriptions of the severe reading disability syndrome given by various disciplines are presented under the following headings: Neurological Factors--minimal brain damage, lateral dominance; Physical Factors--endocrine and metabolic disorders, optical and ocular defects, audition; Intellectual Factors--spatial concept orientation, sex; Psycho-Social Factors; and Pedagogical Factors. The minimum recommended diagnostic team includes an educator, a psychologist, a language consultant, a visiting teacher or social worker, and a pediatrician. Services of the following special consultants are also recommended: neurologist, opthalmologist and optometrist, audiologist, psychiatrist, and physical education specialist. Four short reactions to the paper are included. (CM)
Speaking to the Issues: Position Papers in Reading, p. 10-29, University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20742
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