ERIC Number: ED289286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
News Digest, 1985.
News Digest, Jun, Oct, Nov 1985
Three newsletters focus on disability issues. The first provides an overview of the nature of learning disabilities (LD) and intervention approaches for the condition. Research on effective educational methods for use with LD students is reviewed for such topic areas as the transition from school to work and independent living. Suggestions for preparing LD students for college are offered, including approaches for use by high school teachers. The Massachusetts legislation barring of the use of standardized achievement tests as higher education admission criteria for students diagnosed as developmentally disabled is briefly described. The second issue addresses psychological testing of children with disabilities, focusing on infant development scales, preschool and school-age intelligence tests, special abilities tests, and personality tests. Issues involved in testing children with specific handicapping conditions are reviewed. The third issue of the newsletter presents guidelines to help parents and families find information and services, cope with stress, and prepare for the future. (CL)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Preparation, Coping, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Education, Family Attitudes, Family Role, Learning Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Psychological Testing, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Student Characteristics
National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (subscrption--free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.