Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Learning Disability: Theory to Practice

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Learning Disability: Theory to Practice

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S.P.K. Jena. (2013), Learning Disability: Theory to Practice, Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110 044, India. Pages: xxiv+270.

The author states, "Learning Disability (LD) is one of the major problems due to which a large number of children dropout form schools at an early age. Out of these, many remain deprived of basic education for rest of their lives. Its consequent negative impact on the society is enormous. Unemployment, crime, and drug addiction are some of the most closely associated problems with school dropouts. Timely identification and intervention may reduce these problems to a great extent. Accordingly the most conservative estimates, in general population, between 5 and 15 per cent of school-aged children have LD".

Learning-disabled children may also have difficulty in focusing attention, motor coordination, time management, organization skills and emotional maturity. They may experience as well as express fear of failure, criticism and judgment, being rejected and isolated, as well as fear of being identified as one with these problems. …

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