ERIC Number: ED112554
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Learning Disabilities: Diagnosis and Prescription.
Kappelman, Murray M.
The author advocates an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnosis and prescription for the elementary school learning disabled (LD) child. Described is a 5-year project, funded under Title VI, operating within 11-18 elementary schools surrounding the University of Maryland Hospital. Biweekly services are offered to participating schools by a task-oriented multiprofessional team that includes a nurse, a physician, a diagnostic and prescriptive educator, a psychologist, a communications specialist, and a social worker, as well as the child's classroom teacher and principal. Stressed is the importance of monitoring the child's educational needs and re-evaluating his progress on a regular and frequent basis. Successful results of the interdisciplinary team approach are said to include observable educational improvement for 52 percent of LD children served during 1971 and improved inservice training (in such areas as early identification and development of specific prescriptive techniques) for regular class and resource room teachers. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI