ERIC Number: ED477392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Identification of Learning Disabilities: Research to Practice. The LEA Series on Special Education and Disability.
Bradley, Renee, Ed.; Danielson, Louis, Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.
This volume on the identification of learning disabilities (LD) offers chapters that provide comprehensive reviews of the research evidence underlying different aspects of LD and was the product of a 2001 general conference followed up by a small research forum. Contributors include researchers, parents, practitioners, and administrators. A final chapter summarizes major findings and presents consensus statements. Chapters have the following titles: (1) "Learning Disabilities: Historical Perspectives;" (2) "Early Identification and Intervention for Young Children with Learning Disabilities;" (3) "Classification of Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Evaluation;" (4) "Learning Disabilities as Operationally Defined by Schools;" (5) "Discrepancy Models in the Identification of Learning Disability;" (6) "Responsiveness to Intervention: An Alternative Approach to the Identification of Learning Disabilities;" (7) "Empirical and Theoretical Support for Direct Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities by Assessment of Intrinsic Processing Weaknesses;" (8) "Clinical Judgments in Identifying and Teaching Children with Language-Based Reading Difficulties;" and (9) "Is 'Learning Disabilities' Just a Fancy Term for Low Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Reading Differences between Low Achievers with and without the Label." An appendix provides the current legal definition of "specific learning disability" and a list of resources and organizations on specific learning disabilities. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Definitions, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement, Meta Analysis, Models, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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IES Cited: ED560820; ED508343