ERIC Number: ED370328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
This booklet uses hypothetical case examples to illustrate the definition, causal theories, and specific types of learning disabilities (LD). The cognitive and language performance of students with LD is compared to standard developmental milestones, and common approaches to the identification and education of children with LD are outlined. Research supporting or refuting the effectiveness of various medications and diets is summarized and general suggestions are provided for families attempting to cope with the stress of raising a child with LD. The outlook for the future is explored in a discussion considering whether learning disabilities can be outgrown or cured, a description of services available to adults with LD, and a summary of research being sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. The pamphlet concludes with a list of print resources and support groups relating to LD. (PB)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Coping, Disability Identification, Drug Therapy, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
National Institute of Mental Health, Information Resources and Inquiries Branch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C02, Rockville, MD 20857 (free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.