ERIC Number: ED462808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities Overview: Update 2002. ERIC Digest.
Boudah, Daniel J.; Weiss, Margaret P.
This digest of what is currently known about learning disabilities (LD) begins with a brief vignette and then notes that individuals with LD generally have average or above average intelligence, yet underachieve in academics. Five common problem areas for individuals with LD are also examined: reading, written language, math, memory, and metacognition. Other topics briefly addressed include social and behavioral characteristics of students with LD, prevalence of LD, causes, best practices (such as direct instruction of specific skills and learning strategy instruction), and program options within a continuum of school services. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Memory, Metacognition, Reading, Related Services (Special Education), Student Characteristics, Underachievement, Written Language
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.