Office of Special Education
Curry School of Education
Learning Disabilities or LD, which is a category of special education, is probably one of the most contentious areas in education. Throughout its relatively brief history, LD has been widely and intensely debated. For a general introduction to the topic, read an entry on learning disabilities such as the one from the Groliers Academic American Encyclopedia.
On this page, we provide a list of common questions about LD--each of which is linked to a discussion of that question.
Common Questions about LD
This list includes answers to some questions and some general suggestions about interventions.
Interventions for LD Problems
One of the results of the interest in learning disabilities has been
development of many intervention strategies for the problems experienced
by students with LD. You can find out about teaching techniques that
have research support by going to the page on
intervention strategies in the office of special education.
Surely, some who read these documents will disagree with our
analyses. We welcome rational, professional, and collegial discussion of
the ideas we present here. There are several forums for such
discussions, many of which are described on the page about electronic discussion lists
relevant to special education.
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