Learning disorder (DSM V)
1. A group of disorders characterized by difficulties in learning basic academic skills (currently or by history), that are not consistent with the person's chronological age,
educational opportunities, or intellectual abilities. Basic academic skills
refer to accurate and fluent reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Multiple sources of information are to be used to assess learning, one of which must be an individually administered, culturally appropriate, and psychometrically sound
standardized measure of academic achievement.
2. The disturbance in criterion A, without accommodations, significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require these academic
This disorder is not listed in DSM-IV. DSM-IV disorders subsumed under learning disability include: Learning Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
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