ERIC Number: ED182937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Facilitating Experiences for Learning Disabled Children.
George, John E.
The parent's role in the education of young learning disabled (LD) children is examined, and research is cited on the effects of learning facilitating experiences (LFEs) on reading achievement. Good readers in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade realized the following seven LFEs most frequently: parental desire for higher education for the adult; parental praise for writing, drawing, or reading; parental feelings that the quality of kindergarten and first grade reading instruction is good; working with pencil and paper at home; talking with a parent about daily activities; parental willingness to answer questions; and parental reading of books and stories to the child. Another study showed that parents, even though undereducated, can provide a significant start for their children during the first year of formal schooling. Results of other studies show that one to one tutorial approaches are important and viable ways of providing learning skill improvement to LD school age children. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Seminar on Learning Disabilities (Guadalajara, Mexico, October 12-15, 1978)