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Learning Disabilities in India

Learning Disabilities in India
Willing the Mind to Learn

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Education | Special Education

April 2003 | 180 pages | SAGE India
This important volume, perhaps the first of its kind in India, brings together professionals from diverse fields who share their experiences of tackling the problem of Learning Disabilities (LD) in India. Highlighting the nuances and specificities of learning disabilities and disorders in the Indian context, the contributors cover a wide range of important issues, including:

- the neurological, psychiatric and neuropsychological aspects of LD

- problems of language and reading acquisition in the bilingual and multilingual situation prevailing in India

- issues of identification and assessment

- speech and hearing issues, especially central auditory processing disorders and language deficits

The contributors also discuss the changing nature of the needs of children with LD, suggest remedies like primary prevention, stress the importance of integrating affected children in mainstream schools and argue for the need to create awareness about learning disorders.


Harsh Mander


Prathibha Karanth
Epidemiological and Neurological Aspects

P A Suresh and Swapna Sebastian
Comorbid Psychological Disorders in Learning Disabled Children

Philip John
Neurological Aspects of Learning Disabilities

Shobini L Rao
Early Reading Acquisition

Prakash Padakannaya
Cognitive Profiles of Children Learning to Read English as a Second Language

Aruna Sankaranarayanan
From Learning to Read to Reading to Learn

Sita Krishnamurthy
Assessment of Learning Disabilities

Joe Rozario
Central Auditory Processing Deficits in Children with Learning Disabilities

N Shivashankar
Language and Learning Disability or Language Learning Disability

Prathibha Karanth
Assessment of Learning Disability: Language Based Tests

K S Prema and Prathibha Karanth
Speech Language Pathologists and Remediation of Reading Disabilities

Nirupama Srikanth and Prathibha Karanth
Advocacy - Maharashtra, A Case Study

Vinita R Pandit


Pratibha Karanth

Joe Rozario

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ISBN: 9780761996781