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ERIC Number: EJ934790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Taiwan
Hsiao, Yun-Ju
Intervention in School and Clinic, v47 n1 p50-55 Sep 2011
In East Asia, Taiwan is one of only a few countries that has a clear definition of learning disabilities (LD) as well as operational criteria for the identification of LD. In Taiwan, special education services for students with LD are mandated in the Special Education Act of 1984. According to the official statistics from the Taiwanese Special Education Transmit Net, Ministry of Education (MOE), there are 96,220 students with disabilities (K-12) receiving special education services in Taiwan. Within this group, students with LD compose 21% of the total population, which is second only to students with intellectual disabilities (31%). Education in Taiwan is moving forward in meeting the needs of this unique group of students. However, overall there is a low prevalence rate of students with LD in Taiwan. Therefore, in spite of the recognition of LD as a category, there still are areas for improvement in the education of this population of students. To gain a clearer understanding of the education of students with LD in Taiwan, this article presents a description of the definition of LD, the procedure for identification and diagnosis, provision of services, and educational placement (i.e., special education and general education). (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan