ERIC Number: ED229917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Administrator Views Programs for the Specific Learning Disability Student.
Davis, S. John
A state administrator considers the controversy concerning overrepresentation of students in learning disabilities (LD) classes and examines the implications of serving LD students. He asserts that students in LD classes are those who can tolerate intensive teaching and have a good chance of returning to the regular class. In discussing the fate of LD students who haven't learned minimum standards, he suggests that reason for failure to learn be quickly addressed and a range of service options (providing different materials, transferring to a different teacher, etc.) be investigated. The core issue in serving LD students, he suggests, is how best to serve all students experiencing academic problems. Advantages and disadvantages of six possible solutions (including reserving LD teachers for those students who are clearly LD and establishing regular classroom preventive classes) are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (20th, Washington, DC, February 16-19, 1983).