chapter  8
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Prose Comprehension and Recall in Disabled Learners

Although the causes of learning disabilities are not well understood at the present time, the consequences of this cognitive disorder are known to be serious. Learning-disabled individuals find themselves at an increasing disadvantage in a culture tht assumes universal literacy and expects a prolonged education for its members. In addition to having fewer employment options and restricted socioeconomic opportunity, there is evidence that the learning-disabled population contains an overrepresentation of minority individuals (Rosner, Abrams, Daniels, & Schiffman, 1981). It is evident, then, that the learning disabled should be viewed as having multiple handicaps that can profoundly limit their achievements in today's technological society.