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NCJ Number: 158135 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Learning Disabilities on Correctional Treatment
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:September 1995  Pages:20-22
Author(s): E. Fisher-Bloom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article discusses how correctional treatment programs may not be effective with learning disabled inmates.
Abstract: Learning disabilities may occur at any of the stages in the process of receiving and expressing information, i.e., input, integration, memory, and output. This article examines the general effects of learning disabilities, the prevalence of such disabilities in the Canadian inmate population, ways in which correctional facilities identify inmates with learning disabilities, and ways in which treatment and programs can accommodate those inmates. 7 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign inmates; Inmate treatment; Learning disabilities; Special needs offenders
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