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This is a common problem.  Many students are never diagnosed, and others are
misdiagnosed.  They come to us and without any facilities or money, we have to
figure out what's wrong and how to help them.  Luckily, if you dig around, you
can find some inventories and ideas.  I've been using the "Checklist of Learning
Disability Symptoms" developed by Dale Jordan who was, and may still be, at the
University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.  I don't know where I got
this inventory, but it has been helpful in pinpointing some possible problems
that I can then make suggestions for working around.  Send me your fax number
and I will shoot you a copy.

Mickey Hay

Mary Catherine Denmark wrote:

> As like many of you out there reading this, it is mid-term grade time.  I
> just received my students results and find that I am not happy with the
> grades.  Some of the students have be diagnosed with LD and some that I work
> with because they are on academic probation.  I have a feeling that some of
> the students on academic probation might have undiagnosed LD's.  It is so
> expensive to send students for testing, not to mention that they fight the
> diagnosis.  So here is my question, is there a test, that I can administer
> that might shed light on to students that might need further testing.  I
> don't want diagnosis to become part of  my job, but I would love to
> pre-screen students on probation.  Right now, money isn't an object neither
> is training required to give such a preliminary test.
>
> Thanks in advance for all your assistance.
>
> Mary Catherine Denmark
> Director, Student Resource Center
> Washington & Jefferson College
> Washington, Pennsylvania
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Emily Silberberg" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 10:43 AM
> Subject: Fw: [disability.gov-announcement] FWD: FW: Update: Disability
> grants
>
> > Thought this might be of interest to some.
> >
> > Emily Silberberg
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
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> > To: "Announcements regarding the disAbility.gov web site"
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> > Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 10:29 AM
> > Subject: [disability.gov-announcement] FWD: FW: Update: Disability grants
> >
> >
> > >
> > > > Grant - Youth Leadership Conferences
> > > > The Department of Education has announced several grant programs for
> > youth
> > > > with disabilities. One of these is to host several National Leadership
> > > > Conferences of Youth with Disabilities (NLCs), involving youth with
> > > > disabilities ages 16 through 24, focusing on barriers to effective
> > > > school-to-work transition programs. Deadline: October 13, 2000.
> Details
> > > > at: http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg/grantann/q300/082900c.txt
> > > >
> > > > Grants - Technology Utilization
> > > > The Progressive Technology Project will be granting 12 -15 awards of
> up
> > to
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> > > >
> > > > Grants - Rehabilitation
> > > > The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation will be
> awarding
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> > > > rehabilitation technology, that maximize the full inclusion and
> > > > integration into society, employment, independent living, family
> > support,
> > > > and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with
> > disabilities,
> > > > especially individuals with the most severe disabilities; and/or (2)
> > > > improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the
> > > > Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended." Deadline: October 27, 2000.
> > > > Details at: http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg/grantann/q300/083000e.txt
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