LDAC has issued formal positions on the following topics:

TO REVISE OR NOT TO REVISE: The Official LDAC Definition of Learning Disabilities Versus DSM-5 Criteria

(March 2, 2015)

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; Fifth Edition (DSM-5) published May 2013, includes the diagnostic criteria and features of Specific Learning Disorder. This Position Paper explores the DSM-5 criteria at variance with the LDAC Definition of Learning Disabilities. An Ad Hoc Committee has taken on the responsibility of identifying some of the key similarities and differences in both perspectives.