Author Credentials

Sister Dolores Ann Therasse, V.S.C.

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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Mary Johanna Flanagan, O.S.F.

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Learning disabled children--Education; Child development


Two approaches toward understanding learning problems are prevalent today. The first approach is cause oriented. The second is an effect-oriented approach. Educators who look at learning disorders from the first perspective attempt to identify the source or etiology of observed behavior. Those who take the second approach are primarily concerned with analyzing, describing, and modifying observed behavior regardless of underlying causes. This latter approach is the main theme of this research paper.


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