Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
The child who has difficulty in learning because of largely unidentified handicaps almost without exception faces failure in a conventional school program. Often he experiences months and sometimes years of unsuccessful work before he receives remedial aid. This failure, resulting from the inability to develop potential capacities, can only lead to compounded and more serious problems when the school program demands, through its presentation of academic material, that the child use skills which he has never developed, or tries to build on experiences that the child has never had, or requires the utilization of a concept yet unestablished. To prevent more serious learning problems from occurring, identification of the child with learning disabilities should be made as early as possible in his school career (5,387).
Rohwer, Keith A., "A Study of the Effectiveness of the Kindergarten Readiness Room in the Fremont Public Schools" (1982). Student Work. 2430.