ERIC Number: ED232373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Prevention: Primary, Secondary or Otherwise.
Hagin, Rosa A.
The author reviews her work in attempting to prevent learning failure and resulting emotional problems in young children. She considers the difficulties involved in prevention of a multiply determined and multiply defined condition such as learning failure. The benefits of prevention (including lower cost than later treatment) are pointed out as well as barriers to prevention (such as natural resistance to change and difficulties in documenting results). The model in use at the Learning Disorders Unit of Fordham University is described. Research done by the unit is reviewed, including findings that immaturity in spatial orientation and in temporal organization is a common underlying feature in vulnerable primary school children. The author concludes the paper with reminders that early identification should be viewed in terms of learning ecology and that children vulnerable to learning problems are not a homogeneous group. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (20th, Washington, DC, February 16-19, 1983).