ERIC Number: ED249717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
LD or Not?
Bullock, Lyndal; And Others
The booklet, designed to accompany a videotape, explains the similarities and differences among students with learning problems, specific learning disabilities (LD), mild mental retardation, or behavioral disorders. Specific implications for special education in Illinois are outlined. The underlying problem of over-identification of LD students is considered and the history of the LD field is briefly noted. Contributing problems to the situation, such as an array of definitions, are reviewed. Performance differences between retarded and LD students are described and the overlapping nature of sensory impairments is discussed. Illinois regulations are cited to distinguish LD from behavior disorders. Among those children who should not be placed in LD classes are those with limited English speaking backgrounds and generalized immaturity or overall developmental delay. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classification, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Learning Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Student Characteristics
Illinois State Board of Education, Department of Specialized Educational Services, 100 North First, Springfield, IL 62777 (document available free of charge while supplies last; videotape available on loan).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.