NJCLD LD Construct Paper

Posted on September 2, 2011

In March of 2011, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), of which DLD is a member, issued a consensus document reaffirming the importance of the construct of learning disabilities. The participating organizations developed the document to help policy makers understand fundamental concerns about LD. According to the introduction, the "paper addresses points of general agreement in the field of LD, common misperceptions regarding LD, and unresolved issues in scholarship and practice, which inform the NJCLD’s policy recommendations regarding LD research and practice. The paper presents neither all agreements nor all controversies in the field of LD; the NJCLD’s purpose in presenting this document is to establish a basic consensus upon which to build policy for the United States." 

Readers can download a copy of the document, "Learning Disabilities: Implications for Policy Regarding Research and Practice—A Report by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities March 2011."