Here’s a topic I have chatted about a lot with colleagues, parents, and friends. Is it a Learning Disability or Learning Difference? What’s the appropriate terminology, and when? I have read several reputable sites (included in the Sources for the article) that argue for the continued use of “Learning Disability” to reduce stigma, and to reduce confusion (since the technical term remains Learning Disability, though the diagnosis is actually “Specific Learning Disability,” which I rarely hear in conversation).
The article is primarily intended for parents and teachers who are confused about the terminology. It definitely leads to interesting conversations, so this is just a jumping off point!
Check out the Article on Noodle.com, or click here: Learning Disability or Learning Difference? Then, give me feedback in the comments!