ERIC Number: ED308892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disbilities Program In-Service Manual.
Palek, Mark; And Others
This in-service manual for administrators and faculty at South Seattle Community College (SSCC) offers information on learning disabilities and describes the college's programs for learning disabled (LD) students. The first sections present legal and professional definitions of learning disabilities; briefly consider such causes of learning disabilities as hereditary factors, prenatal events, birth defects, postnatal events, and psychogenic factors; and offer three case studies to illustrate the functioning of SSCC's Learning Disability Program. Next, the following program components are described: (1) assessment of LD students through student and instructor interviews and diagnostic testing; (2) the accommodation of special student needs in class; (3) educational, vocational, and personal counseling; (4) peer support; (5) the Learning Assistance Center, which provides individual and group instruction in textbook reading, note taking, test taking, and other study skills; and (6) technological aids, such as tape recorders, computers, and prerecorded information. A final section considers the potential for bias in LD testing. Appendixes provide a flow chart of the assessment procedure and awareness program, a learning difference checklist, referral and interview forms, a follow-up questionnaire, information and forms for students, samples of LD students' work, and a glossary of LD terminology. (ALB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.