Medical Trends and Issues in Learning Disabilities

  • Drake D. Duane


The logotype of the Mayo institution depicts three shields representing clinical service, research, and education. An approach to current trends and issues in medicine related to educational underachievement (referred to in the United States as “specific learning disabilities”) can be organized into these same three categories of service, research, and education. These concerns are appropriate not only in medicine but also in the fields related to the diverse behaviors underlying unexpected school failure. Physicians have made and will continue to make important contributions to the recognition of academic underachievement and particularly to clarification of the relationship of underachievement to biologic determinants. The views that follow are in part influenced by my experiences and those of my colleagues at the Mayo Clinic involved in the Learning Disabilities Assessment Program.


Reading Disability Learn Disability Developmental Dyslexia Private Tutorial Educational Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drake D. Duane
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo FoundationMayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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