ERIC Number: ED112556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Learning Disabilities: Issues and Recommendations for Research
Brainard, Suzanne Gage, Ed.
Presented are eight author contributed papers on research needs in the neuropsychological, socio-environmental, and educational aspects of learning disabilities. Issues focused on in the papers and conference include the definition of learning disabilities, the role of screening in prevention or remediation, and whether curriculum should focus on the strengths or weaknesses of individuals. Among research recommendations given for the three areas are the study of effects of social communication networks and interaction patterns on learning, developing behavioral criteria and neurological indices of hyperactivity, and developing profile type assessments to help individualize instructional programs. The following are titles and authors of included papers: "The Handicapped Learner--Recommendations for Research" (Marion Blank); "The Biological Bases of Development" (Susan Carey-Block); "Systematic Instructional Procedures--An Instructional Hierarchy" (Noris Haring); "Applied Behavior Analysis and Learning Disabilities--Curriculum Research Recommendations" (Thomas Lovitt); "Socio-cultural Correlates of Learning and Behavior Problems" (Jane Mercer); "The Mundane Extreme Environment and Its Effect on Learning" (Chester Pierce); "The Neurological Assessment of Learning Disabilities" (Rita Rudel); and "Multi-level Approach to Research in Learning" (Cynthia Deutsch et al). (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Papers derived from the National Institute of Education Conference on Learning Disabilities, July 1974