Learning disabilities

Learning disability is a generic term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These disorders are intrinsic to the individual and are presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction. There is a spectrum of characteristics of children with learning disabilities. Common characteristics include: specific academic skill deficits, perceptual-motor impairments, memory and thinking disorders, speech-language disorders, attention disorders, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, emotional changeability, general coordination deficits.

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James Booth, Ph.D.
Patricia & Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of Psychology & Human Development

Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroscience Core (Core C); Faculty Director, VKC Reading Clinic

Douglas Fuchs, Ph.D.
Nicholas Hobbs Chair and Professor of Special Education Emeritus; Co-Director, National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLii)

Lynn S. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment Emerita and Research Professor

Daniel Reschly, Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Psychology Emeritus

Jeanne Wanzek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education

Eric Wilkey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

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