One of the important topics of research is the topic of “specific learning disorders”. Not having the sufficient knowledge about such topic will make the instructors confused when it comes to deal with students who have such disorders. In addition, a great amount of the instructors’ efforts and time will be lost. The following study tries to explore the background knowledge of Iraqi EFL college instructors of these disorders. In order to gather the data, two methods were used; the first method is a questionnaire which was given to twenty instructors to be answered. The second method is a number of interviews with a group of other instructors. The results of this study showed that those instructors who participated have contradictory background knowledge about such topic. As a result, it is important to do more workshops that increase the background knowledge of the instructors and make them more capable of dealing with such disorders.
Keywords: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Background Knowledge, Specific Learning Disord