Legendary LD: Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Social Class

Chris Hale


In this paper I draw on several data sources to make the case that the attribution of superior creative resources and related alternative and/or enhanced cognitive styles to Learning disabilities (LD) was embedded within the original conception of LD and continues to be propagated by many in the LD community. I conclude by offering an exploration of the political/ethical consequences of this discursive practice.


dyslexia; learning disabilities; social class; creativity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v35i1.3806

Copyright (c) 2015 Chris Hale

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