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The Definition of Learning Disabilities: Who is the Individual with Learning Disabilities?

The Definition of Learning Disabilities: Who is the Individual with Learning Disabilities?

The definition of learning disabilities: Who is the individual with learning disabilities?

This chapter

  • reviews 111 articles on learning disabilities from the Journal of Learning Disabilities spanning the period from the journal's beginning in 1968 until September 2007;
  • discusses how investigators have translated the conceptual definition of learning disabilities (LD) to operational definitions;
  • identifies four common components in the conceptual definition of LD; and
  • provides a suggested definition for LD.

Introduction

This chapter reviews 111 articles on learning disabilities from the Journal of Learning Disabilities spanning the period from the journal's beginning in 1968 until September 2007. The purpose of the review was to determine how investigators translated the conceptual definition of learning disabilities (LD) to ...

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