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Learning disabilities at the dawn of the XXI century

Author(s): Goikoetxea, Edurne

Journal: Revista Electrónica de Investigación y Evaluación Educativa
ISSN 1134-4032

Volume: 18;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Learning disabilities | Special education | Reading instruction | Mathematics instruction | Educational politics | Dificultades específicas de aprendizaje | Educación especial | Enseñanza de la lectura | Enseñanza de las matemáticas | Política educativa

The purpose of this article is to inform to the reader the current debate on learning disabilities area. The language barrier imposed by the scientific literature in English makes professionals and college to miss the exciting progress on this diagnostic category so controversial from its formal beginning. We first analyze the definitions of specific learning disabilities that have been in force until the first decade of this century, then make the new definitions formulated to now and discuss characteristics of the history of definitions in this field. We conclude with the demands that we face because of the new definitions.
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