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ERIC Number: ED067599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 17
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Emotional Needs and Control of SLD Children.
McEchron, W. David
This paper presents thoughts and techniques concerning the control of the specific learning disability (SLD) child and the emotional needs which these children have. The SLD child whose learning and behavior problems are significant and are due to some visual-perceptual or organic problem and not emotional disturbance, disadvantagement, or gross sensory deficit probably accounts for no more than 3% of the school population. Changing the child's behavior is one way of improving the situation. This can be done by supplying the parents and the teacher with specific techniques for controlling behavior. The psychologist's role in this process is to get the parents and teacher to accept responsibility for developing and enforcing the structure agreed upon. The structure must be suited to the needs of the individual child involved. The psychologist's goal is to get the parents and teacher to a point where they can control the structure being imposed and have the flexibility and insight to anticipate behavior changes. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Muscatine-Scott County School System, Davenport, IA.