—Identification of Learning Disabilities LD is a
significant stage in supporting pupils which requires caution,
in that it might incorrectly exclude some students who have LD
or include others who do not have them. In terms of the
concept, the term used in this paper is ‘learning disabilities’
(LD) because this is the one utilised in Saudi Arabia. However,
this term is not internationally used. In the UK it is called
‘specific learning difficulties’ (SpLD) or ‘dyslexia’. In 1996, the
Department of Learning Disabilities in Saudi Arabia launched
the Saudi Learning Disabilities Programme (SLDP) in primary
schools to identify and serve Students With Learning
Disabilities (SWLD). This paper will address the concept of LD
and the effectiveness of the identification strategies through
exploring teachers’ perceptions. The discussion will be based
on the pilot study which assisted to develop the data collection
methods of main study.
—Dyslexia, identification, learning disabilities,
specific learning difficulties.
The author is with the University of Manchester, Manchester, M139PL,
UK (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Fahad Alnaim, " Learning Disabilities Concept and Identification: Primary
Teachers' Perspectives in Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1040-1044, 2015.