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Socioemotional and Academic Adjustment Among Children with Learning Disorders

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Synonyms

Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyslexia; Learning disabilities

Definition

As suggested by the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association 2000), children with learning disorders manifest an average IQ level and evidence substantially lower achievements on standardized tests (in reading, writing, and/or mathematics) than expected for age, schooling, and level of intelligence. Their learning problems significantly interfere with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading, writing, and mathematics skills. If a sensory deficit is present, the learning difficulties must be in excess of those usually associated with the deficit. Learning disorders may persist into adulthood.

Theoretical Background

Learning disorders (LD), as defined above, are one of the most common childhood disorders, occurring in approximately 2–10% of children and adolescents, depending on the nature of the definitions applied (American Psychiatric Association 2000). Most studies...

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Al-Yagon, M., Margalit, M. (2012). Socioemotional and Academic Adjustment Among Children with Learning Disorders. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1698

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