ERIC Number: ED361956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
We Can Learn: Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Disabilities. Resource Guide to Accompany NCLD's Five-Part Video Series on Learning Disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.
This guide accompanies a five-part video series on learning disabilities (total length of 40 minutes), designed to help in the identification of children who may have learning disabilities and in the development of appropriate actions on their behalf. The guide introduces three children, whose true stories are told in the videos to illustrate the challenges commonly faced by children with learning disabilities and those close to them. Sections of the guide then specifically address the following topics: (1) characteristics, indicators, and warning signs of learning disabilities; (2) benefits of early identification; (3) definitions of relevant terms; (4) the impact of learning disabilities on family, school, and community; (5) useful techniques for working with the learning disabled; (6) the purpose of a comprehensive assessment; (7) the components of a comprehensive assessment; (8) legal rights of children and youth with disabling conditions; (9) effective advocacy techniques; and (10) student placement options. Each section includes questions for discussion and references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Definitions, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Videotape Recordings
National Center for Learning Disabilities Inc., 99 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 ($39.95 plus $3.95 postage and handling, videotape and resource guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.