Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Learning disabled children--Education; Children with mental disabilities--Education (Elementary)


The purpose of this paper was to examine research concerned with the definition, labeling, and learning characteristics of the learning disabled and the mentally retarded in order to determine if these disciplines represent a continuum of psychological processes disabilities based upon arbitrary criteria or whether the empirical data indicates that these areas are clearly distinguishable. Although emphasis was placed upon current research, thorough review of the initial research culminating in these various definitions was made.


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