ERIC Number: ED132815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Model Program to Meet the Needs of the Learning Disabled Child.
Fotos, Joseph P.
A team led by the author developed and implemented a model program to aid the learning disabled (LD) child in a small school district remote from an intermediate service unit. The program's aims were to help the LD child achieve grade level more readily in the basic skills; to assist him in achieving a higher opinion of himself, his peers, his family, and his school; and to remediate his physical coordination problems. The program contained four basic components: screening, services, evaluation, and refinements. After pscyhological screening and educational prescriptions for classroom use, students were placed in heterogeneous classrooms for general class work and sent to resource rooms for specialized treatment of their disabilities. Parents and staff surveyed at the conclusion of the program commented on students' improved cognitive, affective, and psychomotor performance/behavior. The model was recommended for institutionalization as a school district program for the learning disabled incorporating 12 specific suggestions to enhance future program development. (Appendixes, making up half of the document, include a list of meetings, visits, and conferences; a sample case report; tables on program costs; information on administrative policy regarding psychological referrals; sample referral forms; and annual summaries on several students.) (Author/SBH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Learning Laboratories, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Remedial Instruction, Self Concept
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Introductory Practicum, Nova University; Best copy available