Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Learning Disabilities)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Language arts; Language arts (Secondary); Learning disabled children; Curriculum planning; Curriculum change


The purpose of this paper was to describe a language arts cur­riculum for learning disabled students at the secondary level. Initial efforts in learning disabilities were directed toward the three- to- four- year- old child and eventually the elementary school age child. Many of these children have progressed to high school with their learning problems still present, only to be compounded with the normal turmoil of adolescence. Frequently, learning disabled adol­escents possess very negative feelings about school, learning. and themselves. Without the services of a learning disability program, the learning disabled adolescent is required to earn the high school diploma in the mainstream of the normal learner. High school teachers are likely to be more " content" than ISchildt1 - oriented, and may not see the need to adjust curricula for the student with special learning.


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