ERIC Number: ED235169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
What Are Learning Disabilities?
Banbury, Mary M.
This handbook may serve as a guide in helping teachers to identify children with learning disabilities. Hypothetical cases are presented, giving specific examples of academic and behavioral problems which may be caused by such learning disabilities as visual perceptual disorders, auditory perceptual disorders, motor disorders, orientation disorders, expressive language disorders, and behavioral social disorders. Guidelines and procedures are presented for the teacher who observes in a student the behaviors illustrated in the case profiles. These are intended to assist the teacher in determining whether or not to pursue a formal evaluation. A discussion, based on the diagnostic-prescriptive approach to teaching, offers assistance to teachers in systematically assessing needs, formulating objectives, determining strategies, and monitoring pupil performance. A bibliography of reference materials is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Behavior Problems, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Expressive Language, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Learning Processes, Orientation, Perceptual Handicaps, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC. Teachers' Network for Education of the Handicapped.
Note: For related documents, see SP 023 083-087.