ERIC Number: EJ632383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Early Warning System.
Lyon, G. Reid; Fletcher, Jack M.
Education Matters, v1 n2 p2-29 Sum 2001
Despite public skepticism regarding steadily increasing numbers of learning-disabled students, most experts agree that 5 percent of schoolchildren suffer severe difficulties with language and other skills. There are three explanations: remediation is ineffective after second grade; identification comes too late; and federal policies overlook environmental factors. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Intervention, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Federal Programs, Identification, Intelligence Quotient, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities, Public Policy, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Programs, Special Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act