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ERIC Number: EJ712978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Searching for the Grand Unifying Theory: Reflections on the Field of LD
Rueda, Robert
Learning Disability Quarterly, v28 n2 p168 Spr 2005
A recent overview of the field of learning disabilities (Torgesen, 2004) laid out several issues that will likely consume the field for the foreseeable future, including problems of definition and etiology, differentiation of learning disabilities from other disabilities, and issues in identification and service delivery. It has been approximately half a century since learning disabilities were first recognized in the United States. Throughout that time ubiquitous "paradigm wars" have been a prominent feature of the discourse surrounding the field (Andrews et al., 2000; Brantlinger, 1997). In this article, the author briefly and admittedly incompletely, steps back to characterize where the field has been, before describing his vision for the future. His hope for the future is perhaps the increased need to serve culturally and linguistically diverse students will serve as an impetus to approach the work of providing educational opportunities for students with learning disabilities in a more integrative fashion in the coming decades.
The Council for Learning Disabilities, P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States