Placement of Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD

ISBN: 978-1-78190-425-1, eISBN: 978-1-78190-426-8

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 2 January 2013


Students with learning disabilities are a large part of the population of students with disabilities as well as the total student body. In fact, for many students the general education classroom is where most of these students acquire their content knowledge. This, however, is not the only school placement in which students can receive services. This chapter will describe the historical perspectives regarding placement of students with learning disabilities. Next, it will compare the different instructional settings and interventions that have been effective for these individuals. The impact of the individualized education program will be discussed as well as controversial issues regarding the placement of these students. After reading this chapter readers will have a better understanding of placement issues surrounding students with learning disabilities.


Simpson, C.G., Rose, C.A. and Bakken, J.P. (2013), "Placement of Students with Learning Disabilities", Bakken, J.P., Obiakor, F.E. and Rotatori, A.F. (Ed.) Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 75-91.

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