On Planning Writing Assignments for Learning Disabled Students

“The fundamental fact is that LD [learning disabilities] is a topic largely ignored, displaced, or believed invalid by many members of the composition field. Any effort to make research within the field useful to the study of writing problems of students with learning disabilities, and possible solutions to these problems, must necessarily extrapolate from work done with other populations in mind, The questions of how to understand the writing difficulties of students with learning disabilities, and how best to serve them in the writing classroom or tutorial, are fundamentally marginalized.”

Gander, MacLean, and Stuart Strothman. Teaching Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities: A Landmark College Guide. Putney, VT: Landmark College, 2001.

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