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Learning Disabilities

Scope Note: 
Category in federal legislation referring to disorders involved in understanding or using language, manifested in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations (Note: Use "Language Impairments" if the disability is being considered in a non-educational setting -- do not confuse with "Learning Problems")
Category: Disabilities
Broader Terms
Disabilities
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Academically Handicapped (1966 1980) (2004)
Agraphia (2004)
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Specific Learning Disabilities
Related Terms
Academic Failure
Aphasia
Attention Deficit Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cognitive Processes
Cognitive Restructuring
Communication Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Dyslexia
Educational Diagnosis
Emotional Problems
Executive Function
Hyperactivity
Language Impairments
Learning Problems
Minimal Brain Dysfunction
Neurological Impairments
Perceptual Impairments
Reading Difficulties
Recall (Psychology)
Recognition (Psychology)
Remedial Reading
Response to Intervention
Writing Difficulties
Added to ERIC: 7/1/1966