ERIC Number: ED123859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Team Approach in Assessment and Treatment of Children with Learning Disabilities.
Lall, Geeta Rani
The etiology and identification of learning disabilities are summarized and a team approach in assessment and treatment is suggested. Topics covered include definition of learning disabilities (definitions which refer to central nervous system functioning and definitions which emphasize the learning and behavior disorders without central nervous system reference); characteristics for identifying a learning disabled child (such as inappropriate behavior, poor memory, and hyperactivity); 16 specific areas of problems (which include auditory and visual association, verbal expression, and spatial relationships); tests used in discriminating children with learning disabilities (including the Purdue Perceptual Motor Survey, the Wepman Auditory Discrimination Test, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children); and methods used to teach children with learning disabilities (such as patterning exercises, individual activities, and visual training). Stressed is the need for early identification of children with special problems by an interdisciplinary team of professionals including psychologists, neurologists, pediatricians, audiologists, opthalmologists, electroencephalographers, specialists in communicative disorders, social workers, and educators. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI. Dept. of Education.