Community Learning Disability Nursing
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... several decades, various authors attempted to compose a comprehensive definition of Learning Disability, but only few had certainty due to its heterogeneous nature. The increasing awareness of health care professionals to the arising needs of persons with learning disability focused the limelight to perusal of knowledge on learning disability. After several debates, in the latter part of the 20th century, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (1990) finally defined it as
“a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These disorders are intrinsic to th...