ERIC Number: ED034228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Diagnostic Learning Center, Final Project Report. 1966-1969.
Berry, Stephen D.; Wegener, Donald L. K.
The Diagnostic Learning Center (DLC) serves 85,000 children in Cook County, Illinois. Objectives of the program include: (1) to provide diagnostic services for children having severe learning problems in grades one through 12 and related services for the parents of these children, (2) to provide psychological and medical testing for these children, (3) to provide psychoeducational therapy and remediation, (4) to discover the effectiveness of concentrated study on childrens' learning behavior, (5 to develop a model service center to be used as an example for specialized instructional services, (6) to provide inservice training for teachers of these children, and (7) to provide therapy and counseling for parents of DLC's clients. A total of three teams, diagnostic, treatment, and inservice, were utilized. Evaluation or the program indicates that: the results of the program showed; (1) a positive result is a team effort between the teacher, the parent, and the specialist, (2) one cannot expect the same progress to be made in all instances, (3) special programs of this type need help, direction and concentrated assistance, and (4) educators in general, need help in analyzing its needs, setting its goals, and realizing when it has attained these goals. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington Heights Public School District 25, IL.