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ERIC Number: ED110960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 13
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The Controversy: Reading Problem or Learning Disability--What Are the Issues?
Artley, A. Sterl
This paper discusses the current confusion in differentiating between reading disabilities and learning disabilities, as well as the role of the learning and reading specialist. The origin and history of the movement toward helping children labeled as having a reading or learning handicap are examined, and various definitions are discussed. It is concluded that the definition of learning disabilities is related to cerebral dysfunction and similar problems, and the definition of reading disabilities is related to educational, mental, social, and emotional problems. For the classroom teacher, however, such a distinction is still too vague and in many cases too impractical to serve as a guide for remediation. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)