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Difference between LD and MID


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Joined: Jan 23, 2013
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Posted Mar 01, 2013 at 3:35:29 PM
Subject: Difference between LD and MID

I wanted to know if there is a huge difference between a learning disability and mild intellectual disability when talking about "learning?" Is MID considered a learning disability? Any information would be appreciated.

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dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Posted:Mar 20, 2013 10:08:21 PM

It depends. In the United States, there is a difference. The definition of a learning disability (LD) in the states precludes individuals with an intellectual disability within its very definition by requiring persons with LDs to have average to above average intelligence. Outside of the United States, LDs and the definition of LDs are often more broadly defined.

Regardless of the category of disability, each person deserves to be met at their need and to be provided interventions, remediation, and / or accommodations to allow them demonstrate their proficiency, strengths, and talents.

[Modified by: dhfl143 on March 20, 2013 10:24 PM]

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