ERIC Number: ED216471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Disabled Adolescent: Parents [and] School Personnel Working Together--Looking Toward the Future.
Houck, Cherry; And Others
Issues involved in the education of adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) include the necessity for the student to surmount organizational problems at home and at school, and the effects of inadequate social skills and the fear of failure. Parents of LD students should understand their rights in the assessment process, and should be acquainted with features of appropriate assessment (such as the use of more than one test score and the importance of continual assessment). Program planning requires cooperation between parents and schools. Intervention should focus on promoting self assurance and independence, developing social skills, and preparing for career decisions. Examples are given of ways in which parents can help at home and suggestions are made about the support roles of parents, the school, and the community. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, Coll. of Education Small Grant Program.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A