Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1987

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

James Sweeney

Abstract

This study was designed to determine the extent to which Learning Disability (LD) programs remediate student academic skills, deficits, and are able to help LD students achieve independently in the regular classroom. A longitudinal study examined 204 K-12 public school students' LD records over a ten-year period. Forty-four percent of the students experienced deficit area changes, and the LD students continued to have deficit area changes as long as they remained in the program. Students placed in an LD program tended to remain there for the rest of the school years. Forty-four students were staffed out of the LD programs, and of these, 12 were staffed back in for a second time. The percentage of LD school dropouts was nearly triple the non-LD student dropout percentage.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11521

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Robert Eugene Johnson

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8805089

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

103 pages

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