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Teaching Children To Learn.

Abstracts provided by the National Center for Learning Disabilities focus on research results

In May, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), hosted a national summit on learning disabilities. Two years in the planning stage, "Keys to Successful Learning: A National Summit on Research in Learning Disabilities" was sponsored in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education and The National Institute of Child Development, National Institutes of Health.

The presenters made it clear that ample knowledge exists to help children with learning disabilities. The challenge is implementing the research findings of the past 20 years. We at EXCEPTIONAL PARENT magazine have been given the opportunity to share these major findings with our readers. We are pleased to present the following Executive Summaries of the key papers, "Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities" and "Can School-Based Interventions Enhance the Self-Concept of Students with Learning Disabilities". Parents and their professional allies are critical partners in malting sure that these findings will be incorporated in educational policy and funding and that they be implemented in their child's classroom. Further information can be obtained directly from the NCLD, 381 Park Ave. S., Ste. 1401 New York, NY 10016; telephone: (212) 545-7510; fax: (212) 545-9665; Web site: http://www.ncld.org. These papers, as well as the others presented are also available for free download at the NCLD Web site and an archived Webcast of the entire summit event can be viewed through http://www.connectlive.com.
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Author:Schleifer, Maxwell J.
Publication:The Exceptional Parent
Date:Sep 1, 1999
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