ERIC Number: ED337240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Dialogue and Information Meeting: Coordinators and Selected Administrators/Staff for Learning Disabled Students. Summary Proceedings (Albany, New York, May 29-30, 1991).
Fadale, LaVerna M.; Winter, Gene M.
In May 1991, a professional development conference was held for coordinators of services for learning disabled (LD) students in New York State two-year colleges. The purpose of the session was to provide an opportunity for information and dialogue targeted at the exchange of ideas and perspectives and the consideration of regional and local coordination. Three main themes served as the focus of the conference: (1) legislation/legal issues and implications for local college programs, including interpretation of recent legislation, regulations, management, and advocacy; waivers of required/standard courses and academic integrity; ability to benefit legislation and its implications; (2) diagnosis and transition, including diagnostic testing, evaluation and assessment activities that improve transition, and designation of secondary and postsecondary roles to facilitate transition; and (3) the use and validity of standardized tests with LD students, including limitations of standardized tests, reliability, validity, testing LD students, and social issues. Concurrent discussion groups addressed the specific topics within the major themes. Each group's facilitator also served as a resource by presenting information and responding to concerns. This report provides the conference agenda, participant lists, and summaries of discussions, information provided, and recommendations. A sample disabled student services taping agreement and a fact sheet regarding family educational rights and the Privacy Act of 1974 are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Note: Project supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act (VEA 152-91-1853).