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Transition Education for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities (2011)
  • Cari Dunn
  • Christina M. Curran
Abstract
A learning disability (LD) is a neurological disorder that affects an individual’s ability to read, write, spell, reason, recall and/or organize information (Lerner & Johns, 2009). It was once believed that an LD was only a school-age problem; however, it is now recognized that an LD persists throughout an individual’s life and the way in which it manifests itself varies at different stages of development (Gerber, 1998, Mercer & Pullen, 2005; NJCLD, 1991; Smith, 2004). In adulthood, LD can affect employment, education, personal relationships, and daily living.
Publication Date
December 20, 2011
Editor
M. Wehmeyer & K. Webb
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
9780415872799
DOI
10.4324/9780203837320.ch24
Citation Information
Cari Dunn and Christina M. Curran. "Transition Education for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities" FirstHandbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christina-curran1/8/