ERIC Number: ED272899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English to the LD College Student: A Research Survey.
Noting that although learning disabled (LD) students are attending college in increasing numbers there are few specific course strategies for helping these students (except for adaptations of existing programs and emphasis on elementary or secondary students), this paper reviews resources on a variety of topics as they relate to LD students. Among the materials discussed are those relating to (1) definitions and diagnosis of LD, (2) specific difficulties in English classes, (3) specific skill deficits of LD writers, (4) effective nontraditional teaching methods, (5) campus-wide support systems, (6) compensatory learning strategies, (7) error analysis in assessing writing, (8) the process approach to writing instruction; (9) teaching literature, and (10) teaching reading. The paper concludes that future literature on LD students should describe successful teaching methods and course content in English instruction, and should investigate how the use of techniques that were successful with mainstreamed elementary and high school students have worked when applied to college students. (SRT)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Diagnosis, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Exceptional Persons, Grammar, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Student Needs, Writing Difficulties, Writing Evaluation, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College English Association (17th, Philadelphia, PA, April 10-12, 1986).