ERIC Number: ED380940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Learning Disabilities. NICHCY Briefing Paper, Update.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
This information brief aims to describe common learning disabilities that can cause reading problems and to assist the reader in accessing organizations that can provide appropriate help. The paper begins with a note about the many reasons why a person might have difficulty in developing reading skills. It then presents an article by Larry B. Silver titled "A Look at Learning Disabilities in Children and Youth," which describes types of learning disabilities, how they are detected, and how they are treated. The next section of the paper offers suggestions for parents in how to help their school-age children learn. The paper also discusses adults with reading or learning problems, emphasizing diagnostic testing and the help that is available. The paper concludes with a list of 13 readings for families, 10 readings for adults, and 18 readings for educators, as well as descriptions of 19 government and volunteer organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Children, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Organizations (Groups), Parent Role, Publications, Reading Difficulties, Resources
NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For previous edition, see ED 345 471.