ERIC Number: ED235640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in the Delivery of Educational Services to Individuals with Learning Disabilities. A Position Paper of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, Baltimore, MD.
The paper presents the position of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities regarding the provision of educational services to students with learning disabilities (LD). The importance of providing a continuum of public and private services is stressed. Seven recommendations were made by the committee: (1) involved professionals should understand the nature and effects of learning disabilities; (2) the types of disabilities and the degrees of severity should determine the characteristics of the service options (which range from regular education programs to placement in a specialized education program at a residential facility); (3) the long term nature of LD requires a continuity of programs and services; (4) the primary instructional focus should be on the academic, cognitive, and linguistic deficits (with additional attention to other social, learning, and behavioral problems that may exacerbate existing disabilities); (5) professionals must offer a variety of instructional programs; (6) parents should be given opportunities for meaningful involvement; and (7) administrators should actively advocate for effective instruction. (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Position Papers, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, Baltimore, MD.