The current usefulness and application of different concepts vary. The more educationally relevant approaches are stressed in this text, that is, concepts that are close as possible to the primarily educational concerns and as similar as possible to educational terminology. This philosophy is consistent with the principle of normalization and provision of services in the mainstream.
It is important for practitioners to be aware of the major concepts in the field of learning disabilities because their strategies are influenced by them, knowingly or unknowingly. The validity and support for certain perspective should affect what learning disabilities teachers and others do for learning disabled students. Furthermore, knowing the basic model from which a strategy is taken allows for generation of novel approaches as needs arise.
It is also important to maintain an educational approach to learning disabilities lest teachers regard that as the province of other professionals. However, it is necessary to be aware of other concepts generated by other traditions and other fileds and to encourage research in those areas. Hopefully, all the approaches together will yield information in the future that assists in a better understanding and remediation of learning disabilities.