Disability pp 58-62 | Cite as

Learning Disabilities and the Court

  • J. B. Varcoe
Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 3)


As knowledge expands, judges are becoming aware that the system of laws, courts, procedures, and traditions that has been developed does not always deal fairly with all persons who become involved as accused adults or juveniles. Justice in Canada is a verbal system dependent on language, visual perception, and memory. If these qualities are defective, then justice, truth, and fairness to the handicapped witness or accused will suffer.


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  1. 1.
    Levy HB (1979) Statement made by Dr. Harold B.Levy at 14th annual Neuropsychology Workshop held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in April 1979. Dr. Levy is a pediatrician, and author of Square Pegs, Round Holes - The learning-disabled child in the classroom (1973).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Haylow L, personal communication. Mrs. Linda Haylow, School District No. 42, British Columbia, Canada (1979).Google Scholar
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    Wouterloot AE, personal communication. Mrs. Agnes E. Wouterloot, Douglas College, British Columbia, Canada 1979).Google Scholar

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