Are Academic Struggles the Cause of a Learning Disability or Laziness?

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Allison Delaney
Caitlin Radke
Katlyn Zimmerle

Abstract

This article explores the possible causes for students with learning disabilities being deemed “lazy,” and identifies potential positive approached that may help students meet their academic goals. The article utilizes a hypothetical situation to show the contrasting opinions that people often have concerning the effects that a learning disability has on a student’s academic progress. We argue that when looking at the criteria to make a diagnosis of LD, the student’s academic shortcomings are not due to laziness, but are evidence of a learning disability. This article also explores specific characteristics that are common for these students and shows how these characteristics can be misconstrued as a lack of effort on the student’s part.

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Delaney, A., Radke, C., & Zimmerle, K. (2016). Are Academic Struggles the Cause of a Learning Disability or Laziness?. The Undergraduate Journal of Law & Disorder, 5, 14-20. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/lad/article/view/20698
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