ERIC Number: ED256144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The ACLD-R&D Project: A Study Investigating the Link Between Learning Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency. Executive Summary.
The paper describes the planning, preparation and conduct of an academic treatment program for 120 adjudicated delinquents identified as learning disabled (LD). The remediation program, conducted in three locales, each representing a different demographic focus, was based on an academic treatment model incorporating elements of process training and task analysis. Three major objectives were addressed: to improve scholastic achievment, reduce the delinquent activities, and improve school attitudes. Excerpts and summaries of final reports from the sites (Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Phoenix) are presented, along with a summary of problems (administrative and program-related) from the national project offices. Among conclusions noted are that the data indicate definitive evidence that LD youth engage in significantly more delinquent behavior than non-LD youth, and that the remediation program improved reading and arithmetic achievement test performance. Recommendations are offered regarding policy and programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Pittsburgh, PA.; Research and Development Training Institutes, Phoenix, AZ.
Note: For related documents, see EC 172 546-547.