ERIC Number: ED132750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Detection and Prevention of Learning Disorders.
Yahraes, Herbert; Prestwich, Sherry
The document provides an overview of learning disabilities and described are various approaches to the detection and prevention of these handicapping conditions. Discussed in the introduction are definitions of learning disorders, the multiple nature of the handicap, and maturational lag as a cause. A section on clinical approaches covers research in such areas as cerebral dominance, the role of the brain's hemispheres, signs of neurological deficits, results of intervention, and scanning tests. An experimental approach is discussed in another section which reviews tests, their predictive value, and some results of intervention. Basic causes of learning disability are noted in a final section including hereditary and environmental factors, and complications of pregnancy and birth. (IM)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Definitions, Diagnostic Tests, Early Childhood Education, Educational Experiments, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Exceptional Child Education, Identification, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Prevention, Research Reviews (Publications)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.