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ERIC Number: ED270913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-16
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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"Wilted Flower" Syndrome.
Smith, Bert Kruger
The paper examines the social aspects of learning disabilities (LD) in adults, noting the role of the early imprinting process which may influence them throughout their lives. It is noted that LD adults have missed learning social skills that involve a sensitivity to subtlety, an awareness of voice tones, and a realization of time and other people's moods. Ways in which inadequate social skills set LD adults apart from their peers are described. The paper advocates a mental health approach to such socialization problems in which individuals gradually assume responsibility for themselves and learn to reach out to others. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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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).