ERIC Number: ED252021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Mini-Assessment: A Practical Approach to Classroom Identification of Learning Disabled Readers.
Rhodes, Sharon Simpson
The paper describes a "mini-assessment" designed to help teachers understand the nature and extent of students' learning problems. A distinction is made between children with reading problems due to neurological differences and those with problems due to emotional, educational, or cultural factors. The importance of identifying and referring the child with true learning disabilities (LD) is emphasized. Characteristics of LD children are briefly reviewed, and a 10-minute pre-referral identification instrument is described. The task uses classroom materials to assess paragraph reading, consonants, vowels, and spelling. A sample case study illustrates the use of the miniassessment in determining future referral and in aiding professional communication about the student. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Parts of the paper were presented at the Annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Mini Convention (Baltimore, MD, April, 1984).