What is a Learning Disability?

Some History Of Learning Disabilities The first written account of a learning disability was in 1896. The case was that of a 14 yr old boy “bright and intelligent… quick at games and in no way inferior to others of his age [except for] his inability to learn to read” The phrase “learning disability” was coined here in Chicago in 1963 by Kirk Old Ideas About Learning Disability Children with Learning Disabilities used to be diagnosed with “minimal brain dysfunction.”... more