Definitions of Learning Disabilities Used in the United States

Mercer, Cecil D.; Forgnone, Charles; Wolking, William D.
June 1976
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1976, Vol. 9 Issue 6
Academic Journal
Highlights a survey of state departments of education in the United States regarding their definitions of learning disabilities (LD) and their attempt to operationalize them. Conceptual framework used to analyze LD definitions; Trends and variations in state definitions; Procedures recommended to enhance the development of an acceptable definition of LD.


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