ERIC Number: ED461225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
General Information Packet on Learning Disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.
This information packet provides an overview of learning disabilities. Information includes the following: (1) the definition of learning disability; (2) incidence of learning disabilities; (3) criteria used to decide whether a person has a learning disability; (4) common causes of learning disabilities; (5) the importance of early identification; (6) signs that a child has a learning disability; (7) what actions parents and professionals should take when a child is having difficulty in schools; (8) how an evaluation for special education services can be arranged; (9) common words associated with learning disabilities; and (10) an overview of the legal rights of children and youth who have a learning disability. A checklist of common warning signs of learning disabilities is provided and includes difficulties with organization, physical coordination, spoken or written language, attention and concentration, memory, and social behavior. A chart outlines some of the first signs of trouble in these areas in preschool, lower grades, middle grades, and upper grades. The booklet also describes the types of placements and services that are available to students in need of special education assistance. (CR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Childrens Rights, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Incidence, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Special Education, Student Placement, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
National Center for Learning Disabilities, 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016. Tel: 888-575-7373 (Toll Free); Tel: 212-545-7510; Fax: 212-545-9665; World Wide Web: http://www.ncld.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Skillman, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act