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Volume 5, Issue 1 (1976)

Special Class Pupils With Learning Disabilities: A Five-Year Follow-Up Study

pp. 45—51

During the past decade the number of special public school classes for children with learning disabilities has increased rapidly. These classes have been variously designed as classes for children with educational handicaps, emotional problems, minimal brain dysfunction, neurological impairment, and learning disorders. But though the names may differ they all seem to have a similar purpose: they are designed to provide intensive help for children who function a year or more below grade level and who have difficulty in regular classes despite normal mental potential and an absence of gross motor impairment. These classes are usually located in elementary schools and offer special education for a year or two, after which time the youngsters are expected to be able to hold their own again in regular classes.

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