ERIC Number: ED144323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.
Zollinger, Ruth H., Ed.; Klein, Nancy K., Ed.
Presented are six papers originally delivered at a colloquium series on the problems of the learning disabled child, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary perspective. In "One Psychologist's Perspective on Learning Disabilities," J. Kessler provides an overview of the field with sections on definition and identification, etiology, testing as a basis for educational therapy, hyperactivity, motivation, and the teacher's role. In a second paper titled "Learning Disabilities--A Neurologist's Perspective" S. Horowitz examines the problems of deprivation, mental retardation, specific reading disabilities, minimal brain dysfunction, and poor education. The effectiveness of various educational programs is discussed in a paper titled "Learning Disabilities--The Educator's Perspective" by J. Jacobs. The music therapy program at the Cleveland Music School Settlement is described in "Learning Disabilities--A Music Therapist's Perspective" (A. Steele). In the paper titled "Children with Learning Disabilities--Perspective of a Reading Specialist" (R. Mueller), an historical picture of the attempts to identify reading failure causality is traced and successful remediation techniques are suggested. In a final paper, P. Del Calzo provides a speech pathologists' perspective to the problem of learning disabilities and language handicaps. (SBH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: A. H. S. Foundation, St Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Education.
Note: Proceedings from the Colloquium Series of the Department of Education, Case Western Reserve University, 1973-1974 ; Contains some small print