Discrepancy Models in the Identification of Learning Disability

  title={Discrepancy Models in the Identification of Learning Disability},
  author={Kenneth A. Kavale},
On April 6, 1963, Samuel A. Kirk told a parent advocacy group that “Recently, I have used the term ‘learning disability’ to describe a group of children who have disorders in development, in language, speech, reading, and associated communication skills needed for social interaction” (Kirk, 1975, p. 9). By 1968, “specific learning disability” (LD) became a federally designated category of special education (U.S. Office of Education, 1968). The formal definition offered at the time has not… CONTINUE READING