Learning disabilities in Costa Rica: challenges for an "army of teachers". Academic Article uri icon


  • Special education services in the country of Costa Rica have been affected by factors that most developing countries confront: shortages of trained personnel, geographic isolation of a large sector of the population, and severe economic limitations. Despite these challenges, services for students with learning disabilities in Costa Rica have rapidly expanded in the last 15 years through the development of resource rooms, recargo classrooms, and itinerant teacher delivery systems. The history and evolution of special education services in Costa Rica are described, along with critical issues that impede the expansion of educational services to students with learning disabilities, particularly in rural areas.

published proceedings

  • J Learn Disabil

author list (cited authors)

  • Stough, L. M., & Aguirre-Roy, A. R.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Stough, LM||Aguirre-Roy, AR

publication date

  • September 1997