Programs, materials and techniques

Bannatyne, Alex
May 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;May1973, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p278
Academic Journal
This article presents information about certain programs, materials, and techniques for learning disabled children. The document "Prescriptive Profile Procedure for Children With Learning Disabilities," by Eleanor Levine, Carol Fineman, and Genevieve McGlannan Donlon, is directed to the teacher who has to prescribe for disabled children. The prerequisite skill assessment section involves a diagnostic evaluation using the following test battery: The Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children, Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude, and Torrance Picture Completion Test. Also, the handbook "Educational Therapy Materials From the Ashlock Learning Center," by Patrick Ashlock and Sister Marie Grant, presents activities and techniques which have proved useful with learning disability children in the authors' learning center. Their aim is to diminish the discrepancy between a pupil's level of attainment and his academic potential. The book provides the teacher with diagnostic tools and checklists to determine the child's level of functioning in a variety of academic areas and sensory-motor skills.


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