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disability VS impairment??


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Joined: Jun 25, 2009
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Posted Jun 25, 2009 at 11:42:57 AM
Subject: disability VS impairment??

Is there a difference in the terms Learning Dissability and Learning Impairment? What do they mean?

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momaaa
Joined Jun 19, 2009
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Posted:Jun 25, 2009 1:47:17 PM

Hello,

My experience is the following. The school system may tell you that your child has been found eligible under Specific Learning Disability. The Psychologist may tell you he/she has a Learning Disability. However, impaired is when something does not improve over time as in a Speech/language impairment. Children with Learning Disabilities can compensate and even overcome in certain situations. My child has a learning disability as defined by the school system, however that is not a medical diagnosis. These terms are all used only to receive services.

Miami/mom

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oc2005
Joined Jun 25, 2009
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Posted:Jun 25, 2009 2:22:47 PM

thank you- the terms can be confusing!

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