ERIC Number: ED213240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Manual for Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities.
Dow, Ian I.; And Others
The manual is intended to provide regular teachers with the information, methods, and techniques needed to deal more effectively with a learning disabled child in the regular classroom. The introduction examines the general syndrome of learning disability (LD) with emphasis on two identification components: exclusion, in which all other handicapping conditions must be discounted as causes of the learning problem; and discrepancy, in which a child must exhibit discrepancies among abilities. Chapter 1 examines the process of identification, how LD affects various areas of development, the importance of early identification, and how teachers can develop their own diagnostic/assessment procedures. The second chapter presents several effective approaches to teaching, programing alternatives, and classroom management. Considered next are the unique problems presented by the LD adolescent including characteristics of the LD adolescent, effect of the problem on the child's overall development, and appropriate teaching strategies. The final chapter is devoted to an overview of remedial procedures specific to each of four subject areas--reading, spelling, handwriting, and mathematics. Appendixes include materials in the following areas: guidelines for identifying the LD child, informal evaluation, developing perceptual motor skills, materials for teaching the adolescent student, tools for teaching reading, a listing of Grade 3 spelling words rearranged according to phonic elements and generalizations, tools for teaching handwriting, and tools for teaching mathematics. Also included are a list of tests, a list of materials (organized by grade level), and a glossary of terms in the field of learning disability. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Handwriting, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mathematics, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Reading, Spelling, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.