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Current Perspectives on Learning Disabilities

ISBN: 978-0-76231-130-9, eISBN: 978-1-84950-287-0

Publication date: 1 January 2005


Students with learning disabilities constitute the single largest category of special education need. Early identification and intervention of learning disabilities can positively impact a child’s academic performance by making achievement possible. Undetected learning disability may lead even an adult student to struggle with poor grades, low self-esteem, loss of interest in higher education, and reduced employment opportunities. Thus, learning disabilities, though considered both high-incidence and often mild in the continuum of disabling conditions, have a significant long-term impact on education, social adjustment and career achievement.


Burkhardt, S., Obiakor, F.E. and Rotatori, A.F. (2005), "PREFACE", Burkhardt, S., Obiakor, F. and Rotatori, A.F. (Ed.) Current Perspectives on Learning Disabilities (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. IX-X.



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