ERIC Number: ED269929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities and the Child Welfare System: Some Additional Systems Issues Impacting on Multidisciplinary Intervention.
The paper presents an analysis of learning disabilities (LD) issues from a systems perspective. Noted are the possible causative factors, different manifestations of the condition, and maturational delays in age appropriate ego functioning. Difficulties of parenting a handicapped child are said to be magnified for families with limited resources. Issues involved in serving handicapped children, specifically those with LD, within the child welfare system, are examined. Implications for clinical and systems intervention are considered regarding intervention for the children themselves and the systems in the community. Professionals' roles in understanding and involving multiple systems are addressed. Barriers to collaborative relationships between child welfare workers and school personnel are noted, including physical distance, different professional turfs, status, different expectations and terms of accountability and confidentiality. A three-page list of references concludes the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (23rd, New York, NY, March 12-15, 1986).