ERIC Number: ED315956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
A Selective Literature Review Concerning the Psychosocial Issues of LD Adolescents and Adults.
The literature review examines two questions: (1) what are the psychosocial implications of a learning disability; and (2) how can these socio-emotional issues be effectively addressed by various professionals in secondary and postsecondary settings. Twenty-eight references are reviewed. The review concludes that the lasting psychosocial ramifications of learning disabilities often include a pervading sense of low self-esteem and inappropriate or inadequate social skills. Common suggestions in the literature include individual and/or group counseling for learning-disabled persons to increase disability self-awareness. The lack of empirical studies in this area is noted as is the lack of trained professionals and materials/techniques for intervention efforts. (DB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.