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ERIC Number: ED144337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 28
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An Alternative to Psychoeducational Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities: The Redemption of the Classroom Teacher.
Swanson, Lee
The author reviews research which questions the worth of psychoeducational diagnosis of learning disabilities, and suggests a model that places the teacher as the primary decision maker in identification, diagnosis, and programing. Three concerns about psychoeducational diagnosis are raised: the conceptualization of learning disabilities as a univariate construct, the failure of a psychoeducational interpretation to develop intervention strategies, and the educational validity of theoretical constructs. The alternative model proposed features the teacher's systematic observation of student attention, encoding, input and processing skills, and mode of response. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the South Carolina Association for Children with Learning Disabilities State Conference (March 27, 1976)