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Superseded Degree Name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

Learning disabled teenagers; Learning disabled youth--Behavior modification; Perceptual-motor learning


The symptoms most often identified in the learning disabled adolescent include the categories of: (1) perception; (2) attention; and, (3) emotionality. The ten characteristics used to describe these syptoms include: hyperactivity; disinhibition; disorders of attention; impulsivity; disorders of memory and thinking; specific language disorders; general coordination deficits; perceptual motor impairment; overall educational lag; and, emotional ability. An accurate diagnosis of the learning disabled student becomes a necessity in order to implement an appropriate educational plan. It is this writer's hope that in some way this review of pertinent present day literature will aid in describing the learning disabled adolescent.


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