ERIC Number: ED078636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Learning and Language Disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Nine conference reports focus on the prediction and remediation of learning and language disorders in children. Two papers report studies which found the Predictive Screening Test of Articulation to be a better predictor than a therapist in selecting first grade children for speech therapy. Described is an assessment procedure centering on the interaction between the child and his teacher and replacing disability labels with educational diagnosis and prescription. Also examined is the use of a developmental learning center to provide therapeutic service for children with learning problems. A differentiated staffing program utilizing contingency management techniques is recommended for the more efficient delivery of speech and hearing services. Considered is the use of computer simulation as a technique for training educational diagnosticians and clinical teachers working with learning disabled children. A prescriptive teaching program for learning disabled children is described which requires pupil information, appropriate learning processes and a prescribing teacher. Evaluated is a 2-week training program for teachers of children with severe language handicaps which stressed behavior modification techniques. Presented are reading instructional procedures for mentally retarded and learning disabled children based on research program activities. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International CEC Convention (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1973)