ERIC Number: ED443246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Learning Disabilities. NICHCY Briefing Paper. 3rd Edition.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
Intended for parents of children with reading and learning disabilities, this publication provides basic information and identifies related organizations and other resources. The first section is an article titled, "A Look at Learning Disabilities in Children and Youth" (Larry B. Silver). This article reviews types of learning disabilities (based on stages in an information processing model) and detecting and treating learning disabilities in children. The second section offers specific suggestions for parents, such as participating in the child's Individualized Education Program planning, teaching through the child's areas of strength, and encouraging the child to develop any special talent. The third section discusses adults with reading or learning problems and stresses the need for diagnostic testing and the questioning of evaluators. The final section is an annotated directory of organizations including national clearinghouses and government and state agencies, national learning disability organizations, and national literacy organizations. (Contains 32 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Agencies, Child Rearing, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Organizations (Groups), Parent Participation, Reading Difficulties
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013; Tel: 800-695-0285 (V/TTY) (Toll Free); Tel: 202-884-8200 (V/TTY); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nichcy.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Note: For previous edition, see ED 380 940.