ERIC Number: ED132781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Public School Program of Remediation for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities. Final Report.
McCarthy, Jeanne McRae
Described is a research and demonstration program for elementary school children with specific learning disabilities (LD), involving diagnostic services for 1,238 Ss and individually prescribed remediation for 990 Ss over a 3-year period. Eight chapters cover the following: organization, administration, and delivery of services; a comparison of the efficacy of resource and itinerant programs; a hierarchical grouping approach to the characteristics of the Ss; a developmental first grade program; the social behaviors of LD children; three selected case studies; remediation; and a summary of the findings. It is noted that the program is based on a diagnostic-remedial model involving the regular classroom teachers. Among conclusions reported are that LD Ss in the itinerant program appeared to do better than resource room children, that Ward's hierarchical grouping technique appeared to be a suitable technique for handling data on handicapped children, and that subgroups of LD children were described using this method. (Author/IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54, IL.