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ERIC Number: ED259547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
LD: The Cherished Ailment.
Howards, Melvin
The paper asserts that learning disabilities is a "cherished ailment" in that so little is definitively known about the condition or about effective treatment, and further, that school systems and practitioners benefit from the large numbers of students diagnosed as LD. It is suggested that the traditional view of LD precludes alternative explanations. Research is reviewed and research needs are noted for the following topics related to LD: definitions, incidence, typical diagnostic measures and their interpretation and misinterpretation, and common treatment or remediation. The need for more direct and prolonged contact between researchers and students is stressed, as is the need to move from fragmented teaching and testing to a more integrated approach. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Reading Association (16th, Sturbridge, MA, April 12, 1985).