ERIC Number: ED269930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
[Integrating Learning Disabilities into the Life of Adolescents].
Huestis, Robert; Ryland, Cheryl
The paper examines ways to help learning disabled (LD) adolescents adjust to the fact that they have learning disabilities. Underlying assumptions, such as the belief that learning disabilties are lifelong and affect social and psychological aspects, are reviewed. The importance of blending attitude and techniques in working with LD adolescents is stressed. The paper reviews an unsuccessful approach that emphasized intellectual knowledge of LD without the attitudinal component. The importance of assuming that learning disabilities are involved in behavior until proven otherwise and of understanding that performance on the same tasks may fluctuate from day to day are explained. A structured, behaviorally oriented process case management intervention approach is explained in which students are helped to view their behavior as alterable. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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).