ERIC Number: ED406786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
"Renewing the Commitment: 1963-1997." Poster Session Abstracts from the International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (Chicago, Illinois, February 19-22, 1997). Volume 6.
Russell, Steven C., Comp.
Extensive abstracts of papers presented at two poster sessions of a conference on learning disabilities (LD) are included. The first session of the conference focused on research on assessment and characteristics of students with learning disabilities. Individual papers covered the following topics: longitudinal case studies of college students with LD; word-finding difficulties and cognition; attributional style and academic success; behavior adjustment in LD students; LD among abused males in residential treatment facilities; training social services employees about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); faculty perceptions of support services; language therapy for adolescents; quality of life as viewed by female college students with LD; negotiation skills in LD children; LD and underachievement; and self-advocacy skills of college students. The second session presented papers concerned with research on instruction and treatment. Topics included: group therapy for LD adolescents; a developmental writing program at Southern Illinois University; attitudes toward inclusion of teachers and parents; preparation of special education leadership personnel; facilitating inclusion through home, community, and school collaboration; reinforcing phonics skills through a tutorial program; improving reading fluency; professional development schools at Chicago State University (Illinois); research on homework and LD students; a multisensory approach to teaching mathematics; and a program to improve writing of LD students. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
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