The SRLD is a scientific society, including senior and young researchers, facilitating exchange between researchers who work on specific learning disorders in the fields of reading (decoding and comprehension), writing (spelling, text production), and maths (number, calculation, and mathematical reasoning).

The mission of SRLD is to promote the study of cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, cross-cultural, neural, genetic, and environmental influences on learning disorders. This Society will also have the role of promoting exchange of scientific information, encouraging international collaboration, organizing meetings, and supporting young researchers in the field. The Society will favour exchanges with other societies covering the same area but with partly different goals.