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Defining learning disabilities

Please help answer the following problem regarding intellectual disabilities.

The National Joint Committee for Learning Disabilities presented a definition of learning disabilities in 1998. What are the major components of this definition and discuss the discrepancies in the fields of exceptionality particularly in the area of learning disabilities. The students with learning disabilities may also be assessed using formal, informal, norm-referenced, or criterion-referenced means. What do these approaches have in common and how would they need to be changed to meet the needs of adolescents.

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A learning disability is a neurological condition that interferes with a person's ability to store, process, or produce information. Learning disabilities can affect one's ability to read, write, speak, spell, compute math, reason and also ...

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The following discusses learning disabilities and the various approaches for assessment such as formal, informal, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced means of learning.