Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities. Chapter 5. Sam Kirk. http://wc.arizona.edu/~wildcat/papers/90/1/14_1_m.html. IDEA Definition.
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Learning disability (LD) is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.
Learning Disabilities does not include learning problems due to
75% likelihood of having LD if both
parents have LD
51% likelihood if 1 parent has LD
More than 1/2 of reading impairments
of identical twins is heredity