ERIC Number: ED375555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Children and Young People with Specific Learning Disabilities. Guides for Special Education No. 9.
Crealock, Carol; Kronick, Doreen
This guide is intended for teachers, parents, and community workers in many countries and provides concrete advice on meeting the needs of children with specific learning disabilities. The guide begins with a definition of learning disabilities and identifies seven areas of disability. It then considers in more detail five areas concerned with cognitive skills: (1) handling complexity; (2) handling tasks adaptively and flexibly; (3) attending to and remembering the differences that make a difference; (4) thinking symbolically, noticing patterns, and understanding concepts; and (5) using reflection/imagery. General principles relating to remediation are then presented, such as: remediation involves starting with students where they are, and remediation promotes self knowledge and alternatives. Several global strategies are described including task analysis, mastery learning, and developing cognitive and study skills. Specific strategies in the areas of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), mathematics, social skills, visual skills, knowledge of the body, spatial/temporal perception, and practical skills are offered next. A final section provides guidelines for parents. A glossary and list of organizational resources in 18 nations complete the guide. Contains 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Methods, Visual Perception
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Special Education.