Learning disability is a common problem
encountered by primary school children. The skills
affected are reading, writing, listening, speaking, doing
math. Burden of learning disability varies from 3-12%
worldwide. If unnoticed, the child can develop
depression or anxiety disorders. This study is to assess
the knowledge and perception of teachers about
learning disabilities among primary school teachers. A
cross sectional study was conducted in 6 schools, in
Thiruvallur district. The study sample was 138 teachers
and their knowledge was assessed by a questionnaire.
The result was found to be that knowledge of teachers
about learning disability is fair. There is a need to
improve the knowledge of teachers and enhance basic
skills to recognize children with learning disabilities by
introducing the topics in teacher training courses.