Specific Learning Disability: A Hidden Disability

  • Apoorva Panshikar


The chapter ‘Specific Learning Disability: A Hidden Disability’ purports to educate the reader about one of the high incidence disabilities, i.e. specific learning disability (SLD). In the chapter, attempts are made to bring about understanding of the concept of SLD, its characteristics and types. The causative factors are discussed not so much from a medical perspective as social perspective. Efforts are made to clarify the misconceptions surrounding the condition. The numerous ways to support a child with SLD in schools (to meet the academic and nonacademic needs) and in community are included. Discussions on the issues, challenges and future paths in the field of SLD attempt to give a near holistic understanding.


Specific learning disability Disabilities Hidden disability Academic problems Strategy training 


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  • Apoorva Panshikar
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  1. 1.Department of Special EducationSNDT Women’s UniversityMumbaiIndia

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