Learning Disabilities in Los Angeles Public Schools
An overview and an examination of how the Los Angeles Unified School District can better assist children with learning disabilities.
This research paper discusses the failure of LAUSD to meet the needs to special ed students. The paper delineates various types of learning disorders, the problems with teaching learning disabled students, and offers solutions to the systems’ failure to address problems.
Although public schools claim that they are making every effort to adequately educate children with learning disabilities, research of theories by educators and child psychologists suggests that students who are mentally challenged or with learning disabilities are not receiving an appropriate and effective education. Several suggestions by educational experts are: separate classrooms, a new and expanded curriculum, more on-site occupational therapy, and special programs for building esteem and recognizing the achievements of learning disabled students.