ERIC Number: ED253995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities: A Practitioner's Scriptal Accommodation of More Recent Trends.
Majsterek, David J.
Intended for teachers of students with learning disabilities, the paper reviews recent trends in research. The importance and the difficulty of keeping up with new developments in the field are noted. Research and theoretical considerations are presented for the following topic areas: definition and identification difficulties (including, subjective variance in interpretation), reading (including, acquisition processes, comprehension theories), psychology and artificial intelligence (including, theories of scripts as the organism's information storage systems, J. Piaget's developmental perspectives), special education (including history of services to learning disabled (LD) students), language acquisition, classroom instruction, attention deficits, home factors (e.g., effects of the child's environment that contribute to the LD condition), hyperactivity (e.g., environmental factors). Applications of the theoretical orientations are examined for reading processes, attention and comprehension, and teaching and the comprehending process. A seven-page reference list is included. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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