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date: 24 November 2020

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This chapter provides an overview of definitions, assessment procedures, and instructional treatments for children with learning disabilities. A focus is placed on assessment issues related to reading and math disabilities. Also reviewed are potential causes of learning disabilities, as well as some of the controversies (e.g., role of IQ testing, discrepancy models, RTI) related to assessment practices. An operational definition of LD is discussed that focuses on using cutoff scores from standardized measures related to IQ and specific academic domains (e.g., reading, math).

Keywords: learning disabilities, assessment, treatment, subtypes, reading disabilities, math disabilities

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