ERIC Number: ED231098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities: A Diagnostic Handbook.
Mainzer, Richard W.; And Others
The manual describes Maryland's programs and processes for serving learning disabled students. Teacher Assistance Teams, a support service for classroom teachers, is the focus of Chapter 1, which examines the team's composition, function, and responsibilities. Chapter 2 presents the state's admission, review, and dismissal process for special education students. Screening procedures are examined in the third chapter while the fourth explores educational assessment. Considerations in cognitive assessment are reviewed in Chapter 5, which discusses selction and interpretation of intelligence tests. Evaluation of the assessment data, including diagnosis of learning disabilities according to federal criteria, is the topic of Chapter 6. Factors that may hinder the diagnostic process are addressed in Chapter 7, including factors related to the students, parents, group process, and individual personnel. A final chapter provides guidelines on designing instruction for learning disabled students. Appended material, which make up nearly half the document, includes summaries of achievement tests and samples of education assessment report formats. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Note: Prepared by the Maryland Learning Disabilities Project.