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NCJ Number: 65887 Find in a Library
Title: LEARNING DISABILITIES AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY - A HANDBOOK FOR COURT PERSONNEL, JUDGES, AND ATTORNEYS
Author(s): B A ZAREMBA; B C MCCULLOUGH; P K BRODER
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOK IS TO MAKE COURT PERSONNEL AWARE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, CHILDREN WHO COULD BE LEARNING DISABLED, AND WAYS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH THIS PROBLEM.
Abstract: THE HANDBOOK EXPLORES LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. CHARACTERISTICS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES AND LEARNING-DISABLED YOUTHS ARE DESCRIBED, AND DEFINITIONS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES IN THE LAW AND IN FEDERAL REGULATIONS ARE EXPLAINED. A CHAPTER EXAMINES THE INDIRECT IMPACT ON THE COURTS AND THE DIRECT IMPACT ON SCHOOLS OF THE EDUCATION FOR ALL HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ACT OF 1975 (PUBLIC LAW 94-142). ANOTHER CHAPTER DETAILS SUGGESTIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR JUDGES AND PROBATION OFFICERS, ON DEALING WITH LEARNING-DISABLED YOUTHS IN THE COURT. NEXT, DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON THE DIAGNOSIS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, INCLUDING WHEN AND HOW TO REQUEST A DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND HOW TO EVALUATE IT. THE FINAL CHAPTER COVERS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR LEARNING-DISABLED YOUTHS, AS WELL AS PROGRAMS IN JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FACILITIES. NOTES, A GLOSSARY, A LIST OF COMMONLY USED EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND A SUBJECT INDEX ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Educationally disadvantaged persons; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency factors; Learning disabilities; Remedial education; Youthful offenders
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