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ERIC Number: ED359680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Learning Disabilities: A Parent Guide and Workbook. Second Edition.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.; Learning Disabilities Council, Richmond, VA.
Practical information for parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) is presented in a workbook format. Guidelines for effective parenting of LD children are interspersed between checklists and other forms for record keeping, observations, and planning. After a chapter outlining the basic facts about learning disabilities, a chapter is devoted to coping techniques for parents, including discussion of support groups and advocacy. The next chapter is titled "Helping Your Child at Home" and covers self-esteem, extracurricular activities, family involvement, discipline, and interpersonal relationships. A chapter on the LD student at school discusses educational diagnosis, placement, special education and the parents' role. The last section focuses on long-term planning, including vocational guidance, higher education options, and social lives of young LD adults. Appendices list support groups, agencies and other resources, while also providing forms for use in Individualized, Education Program and due process planning. Several glossaries are included; contains 53 selected references. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Coping, Discipline, Due Process, Education Work Relationship, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Higher Education, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Self Concept, Special Education, Student Placement
Learning Disabilities Council, P.O. Box 8451, Richmond, VA 23226 ($21.70 includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.; Learning Disabilities Council, Richmond, VA.