Mellard, D.F., & Deshler, D.D. (1992). Learning disabilities. In M. C. Alkin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Research (6th Edition). New York: Macmillan.
Topic: Characteristics of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Subcategory: Big Picture
Summary: The field of learning disabilities is described in regards to historical roots, definitions, eligibility models, service delivery and interventions, prevalence rates, and the scientific perspective.