ERIC Number: ED252045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Learning-Disabled Student. Issues in Middle-Grade Education: Research & Resources.
Lefstein, Leah M.; Richardson, Anne
The paper discusses issues in the education of learning disabled (LD) secondary students. Among problems noted are the lack of fit between characteristics of the disabled learner and characteristics of secondary education and the exacerbating effects of learning disabilities on adolescent concerns. Successful strategies identified in the research are described, including helping LD adolescents move from external to internal motivation and helping them to learn strategies that emphasize how rather than what to learn. A final section reviews research on the teachers' role and teachers' need for preparation and support. A list of resources, organizations, and references concludes the paper. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Early Adolescence.