ERIC Number: ED245436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Parent's Guide to Learning and School Problems.
McCall, Robert B.
The booklet is intended to serve as a guide for parents who think that their children may have learning and school problems. Initial sections explain the nature of learning disabilities, describe common signs (such as problems with physical activities and with tasks that require a specific order or sequence), and briefly discuss the lack of clear evidence about causes for learning disabilities. Suggestions are made for parental action at the first serious suspicion of learning disabilities. The effectiveness of dietary, drug, and behavioral treatments are briefly analyzed. Parents are urged to coordinate their child's educational program and to complement that program by a home approach that features specific directions, help with organization, learning how to learn, repetition, cooperation with the school, clear rules and consequences, patience and firmness with impulsive or negative behavior, emphasis on success, and a supportive parent-child relationship. (CL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Home Programs, Learning Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
Boys Town, Communication and Public Service Division, Boys Town, NE 68010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boys Town, NE. Communications and Public Service Div.