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Notetaking is a difficult process for many students with learning disabilities.

Hughes and Suritsky (1993) reviewed two studies of students with learning disabilities and concluded that students with learning disabilities use less efficient notetaking strategies than students without learning disabilities. These students had difficulty writing fast enough to keep up with a lecture and record complete and detailed notes and used fewer abbreviations and organizational strategies. In addition, students with learning disabilities had more difficulties reviewing their notes and using them as an effective study tool.

Source: Hughes, C. & Suritsky, S. (1993). Notetaking strategies for students with learning disabilities. Preventing School Failure, 38(1), 7-11.