ERIC Number: ED289335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Personal Characteristics of the Learning Disabled: Limitations and Implications for the Adolescent and Young Adult. Position Paper Series: Document No. 9.
Seidenberg, Pearl L.
The paper examines current research on the social and personal competence of learning disabled (LD) adolescents and young adults, revealing two major lines of inquiry: (1) interpersonal environment (perceptions by others, sociometric status, social behavior deficits, verbal and nonverbal communication skills), and (2) affective status (self-concept, motivational patterns). Major limitations are identified to include the practice of studying LD subjects as a homogeneous population (masking their heterogeneity), and the lack of a conceptual model for clarifying the components and/or skills involved in social and personal functioning. An emphasis on subtypes of learning disabilities and a component analysis of social and personal competencies as they relate to specific settings are recommended in order to generate new and relevant research which can pinpoint individual needs more precisely. A 65-item reference list is appended. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY.
Note: A part of the Transition Project, Learning How to Learn: A High School/College Linkage Model to Expand Higher Education Opportunities for Learning Disabled Students. Portions contain light type.