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ERIC Number: EJ853890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
The Effects of Child Maltreatment on Learning Disabilities and Interventions
Lowenthal, Barbara
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v12 n1 p7-12 2003
The increase in the rate and intensity of child maltreatment within the last decade is worrisome. In 1996, 44 out of every 1,000 youths under the age of eighteen were maltreated (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1998). Special educators should consider the possible effects of maltreatment on children with learning disabilities. When these children are maltreated by their caretakers, their learning disabilities can be intensified and become more resistant to interventions. This article defines the types of maltreatment, their possible effects on learning, and school interventions that can assist the children with learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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