ERIC Number: ED136512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Position Paper on Learning Disabilities.
Cashman, William E., Ed.; And Others
Presented is a position paper on learning disabilities developed by the Region 9 Task Force (State education directors or their designates from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont). It is explained that the Task Force met in March 1976 to share state and regional concerns about definitions, identification guidelines, and personnel preparation procedures. Described is the outcome of a subsequent meeting in May at which task force members drafted the position paper. Stating that the label as well as the category of learning disabilities is unnecessary, the paper lists nine conclusions, including the need for a major change in our conception of exceptional children and the importance of a better relationship between general and special education. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.
Note: For the summary of proceedings from the March task force meeting, see EC 090 962