ERIC Number: ED204969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Considerations for Identifying School Age Children and Youth with Specific Learning Disabilities in Michigan. A Final Institute Report.
Livingston-White, Deborah J.; And Others
The paper presents a summary of the two Michigan institutes on ways to implement P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and the Michigan Special Education Statute for the assessment and identification of learning disabled (LD) students. Participant discussion is organized into the six areas of requirements for the federal definition of LD: (1) determining ability to learn, (2) determining achievement in the seven required areas, (3) determining severe discrepancy, (4) interpreting the exclusionary clause, (5) determining appropriate educational alternatives and if special education services are needed, and (6) required evaluation procedures. Each section considers requirements of the law as well as procedures and enabling activities to implement the law. A checklist presents problem areas to be considered by local district teams in student evaluation and placement decisions. (CL)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Learning Disabilities, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Oakland Institute-Lamphere, Vocational Training, 29685 Tawas, Madison Heights, MI 48071 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session F-92).