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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Valle, Jan W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This article examines what we know about the experience of parents in the special education system--in particular, parents of children with learning disabilities since the passage of PL-94-142. Toward this end, I offer a review of special education literature about parent and professional collaboration, a rationale for relying upon a plurality of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Parents, Special Education, Federal Legislation
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Lee, Christopher Michael – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
In this article the author shares his personal experiences beginning in early childhood with his own learning disabilities. As an adult with learning disabilities, he describes how he has learned to manage his language and memory barriers through assistive technology and outside support, and he nourishes himself through therapy or simply…
Descriptors: Coping, Assistive Technology, Special Education, Personal Narratives
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Gerber, Michael M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
Professionals and researchers once suggested that about 6% or 7% of all students had serious emotional disturbance (SED). Congress thought about the cost, and then thought otherwise. As a result, Congress created a 2% solution, and then wrote the law in a way that discouraged identification of students with SED. Schools must obviously also have…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Special Education, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities
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Bradley, Renee; Danielson, Louis – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2004
This article commences with an excerpt from a memo entitled "Problems in Assessment of LD Children," recently found when the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) relocated their offices. The letter was written by then junior staffer Lou Danielson to a university professor. Although Danielson's letter was written in 1977, 27…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Learning Disabilities, Student Evaluation
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
The position paper (1981) of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities presents a revised definition of learning disabilities and identifies issues and concerns (such as the limitation to children and the exclusion clause) associated with the definition included in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. (DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Goodman, Libby; Price, Marianne – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
The regulations implementing Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) raise several concerns about their implications for the learning disabled secondary student. (PHR)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Poplin, Mary S.; Larsen, Stephen C. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1979
The article reports on a national survey of state education agencies regarding the use and status of learning disability professionals in schools, and discusses the reasons for and implications of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) not specifically mandating their presence on evaluation teams. (DLS)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Federal Legislation, Identification, Learning Disabilities
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Larsen, Stephen C.; Deshler, Donald D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
Available from: Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091. The final federal regulations of P.L. 94-142 the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, have omitted the learning disability specialist from the team to evaluate students suspected of having learning disabilities, an action which is seen as a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Specialists, Student Evaluation
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Ryor, John – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1978
Available from: Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091. The President of the National Education Association discusses P.L. 94-142 the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, from the perspective of the regular educator. (BD)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs