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Learning Disability Module


Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of learning disabilities (LD)
  • Describe the historical context and background for LD
  • Present the current definition of LD
  • List different classifications and types of LD
  • Summarize information on current trends and prevalence of LD among adults and young adults
  • Identify characteristics and learning challenges for students at the postsecondary level
  • Review accommodations typically associated with LD
  • Discuss the impact of LD on social and personal interactions
  • Delineate common perceptions and myths about LD


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UDI Online Project. (2011). Learning Disabilities (LD) Module. Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Storrs. http://udi.uconn.edu/index.php?q=content/learning-disability-module.