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The Learning Disability Mess

Ruth Colker

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

October 14, 2011

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 156

This article explores the widespread inconsistency among the fifty states in defining "learning disability" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The article also traces the development of this term historically. The author recommends that educational institutions give less weight to the importance of this classification and, instead, develop educational policies that would not disadvantage students with learning disabilities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: learning disability, special education

JEL Classification: K3

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Date posted: October 14, 2011  

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Colker, Ruth, The Learning Disability Mess (October 14, 2011). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 156. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1944093

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Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )
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Columbus, OH 43210
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