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However, not all programs require medical diagnosis for admission. 4. Treatment of learning disabled children is a multidisciplinary effort. The school administrator is the coordinator and the special teacher is responsible for educational programming and for implementing the recommendations of other specialists. 5. While the programs are regarded as short-term in nature, the upper age limit may represent late identification or chronic, persistent problems. 6. Clinical study as well as educational testing is considered impor- Teaching in the Field 35 tant in placement decisions.

If a learning disability is the cause and the emotional overlay is the effect, treatment should begin with the cause. Instead, it has recently become popular to suggest that remediation should begin with improving the child’s self-image. However, if the self-image is low because of specific psychological deficits, no amount of making the individual “feel good about himself/herself” will bring about an improvement in academic skills. Similarly, teaching directly to the academic weaknesses will not bring about an improvement in a psychological deficit if the academic weaknesses are effects and not causes.

3. ” Many have urged caution in the proliferation of the use of labels for identifying groups of human beings. Blatt (1969) was one of those and wrote the following: My personal bias makes me antagonistic in the presence of all labels, especially new labels, purporting to identify groups of human beings, as I believe we already have too many. To use the words of Sarason, a colleague, more often than not labels conceal more of the nature and the treatment needs of a human being than they reveal.

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