Author

Linda Baldus

Date of Award

1-1-1980

Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Ability--Testing; Early childhood education; Early childhood special education; Educational evaluation; Learning disabilities; Learning disabilities--Diagnosis

Abstract

Some special educators are cautious of early identification of learning problems. They fear that the wrong diagnosis may result in inappropriate labels being placed on nonhandicapped children. The opponents of early identification are concerned with tests used by schools for early identification which lack reliability and validity. In addition, opponents are concerned with the effects of labeling on very young children and their families.

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