Treatment and intervention
Learners work at their own level of mastery.
Gain fundamental skills before moving onto the next level
Note: this approach is most likely to be used with adult learners or outside the mainstream school system.
Highly structured, intensive instruction
Emphasizes carefully planned lessons for small learning increments
Scripted lesson plans
Rapid-paced interaction between teacher and students
Correcting mistakes immediately
Frequent progress assessments
Special seating assignments
Alternative or modified assignments
Modified testing procedures
Electronic spellers and dictionaries
Books on tape
Prescribed hours in a resource room
Placement in a resource room
Enrollment in a special school for learning disabled students
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Sternberg has argued that early remediation can greatly reduce the number of children meeting diagnostic criteria for learning disabilities. He has also suggested that the focus on learning disabilities and the provision of accommodations in school fails to acknowledge that people have a range of strengths and weaknesses, and places undue emphasis on academic success by insisting that people should receive additional support in this arena but not in music or sports. Other research has pinpointed the use of resource rooms as an important¡ªyet often politicized component of educating students with learning disabilities.