The invisible population of students with learning disabilities in South Korea


Over the past decade, there has been a rapidly declining trend in the prevalence of students with learning disabilities in South Korea. In 2019, only 1.5% of students receiving special education support were identified as having learning disabilities. This column reports on three current issues related to learning disabilities to provide a greater understanding of this declining trend in South Korea: (a) the ongoing debate on the definition of students with learning disabilities, (b) the continuing disagreement on the identification criteria for students with learning disabilities, and (c) the public’s limited understanding of learning disabilities. Suggestions for future directions are also discussed.

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