ERIC Number: ED113305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Teacher's Notebook: Alternatives for Children with Learning Problems.
Clarke, Cynthia A.; And Others
This notebook for teachers is the result of (1) a workshop held to discuss ways of working with children who do not respond in traditional ways to learning, despite their high IQ's and apparent abilities, and (2) a questionnaire which was sent to various schools inside and outside the United States designed to elicit specific information on what and how schools provide for children who have learning problems. The guide discusses solutions to various problems which might arise from the creation of a diagnostic program for these children in the school. The notebook also includes brief descriptions of several tests and evaluations which teachers may use with these children. The notebook then presents diagnostic reports written about four children who represent composite pictures of certain characteristics. The procedures followed for each child are the same and include referral by a teacher conference with the classroom teacher, diagnostic teacher, and administrator; and a conference with parents to let them know what has been done and what procedure has been suggested. The notebook presents various classroom techniques to be used by the teacher in order to sharpen children's receptive and expressive processes. It also contains a discussion of how children with learning problems differ from slow learners, and how to make this distinction by observation of their overt behavior. The notebook also includes guides for parents which contain activities and exercises for children to practice during the summer. The last section discusses methods of helping children follow directions. (BD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Therapy, Elementary Education, Intelligence Tests, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Parent Participation, Psychological Testing, Remedial Instruction, Underachievement
National Association of Independent Schools, Four Liberty Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.