ERIC Number: ED256140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Learning-Disabled Student. Research & Resources. Issues in Middle-Grade Education.
Lefstein, Leah M.
The paper addresses the needs of learning disabled (LD) students making the transition to secondary schools. Ways in which learning disabilities may magnify typical adolescent concerns are noted, such as social difficulties presented by poor perceptual skills and the effects of poor self image. Recent research suggesting successful strategies for the LD adolescent is cited, including an approach to help the student move from external to internal motivation and learn how to learn. Findings are also cited regarding teacher training and support. A list of resources, organizations, and references on the topic concludes the paper. (CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Needs, Learning Disabilities, Middle Schools, Psychological Needs, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Transitional Programs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center for Early Adolescence, Suite 223, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC 27510.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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.