ERIC Number: ED135149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Controversial Issues in Learning Disability.
Sapir, Selma C.
The author discusses controversial issues in the field of learning disabilities (LD). Among topics addressed are conflicting definitions of LD and the impact of the operational definition accepted by the US Government; etiological questions concerning the separation of neurological, environmental, and emotional factors; approaches used in training teachers and clinicians; implications of mainstreaming for LD students; use of such special treatments as megavitamin therapy, special diets, and sensory integration; and the effects on children of social problems, including excessive noise levels, poor nutrition, and pollution. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference of IFLD (3rd, Montreal, Canada, August 9-13, 1976)