Date of Award


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Superseded Degree Name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 Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities; Children with disabilities--Education (Preschool); Early childhood education; Education, Preschool; Learning disabilities; Learning disabilities--Diagnosis; Learning disabled children


Recent Federal legislation has mandated that states and localities develop and implement plans to provide appropriate educational services to all handicapped children ages three to twenty-one. Under this legislation, handicapped children are not only entitled to special education, but also to "related services" such as transportation, therapy, recreation, counseling and "early identification and assessment". Although this legislation is not intended to conflict with state laws already in effect with regard to services to handicapped children in the three-to-five year old range, it does encourage the States to develop a full range of educational services, including identification, for this age range, through the use of "incentive grants".


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