Specific Learning Disabilities

Specific Learning Disabilities

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a specific learning disability is defined as   “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.”

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Specific Learning Disability


  • Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education. (2011). Considerations in Specific Learning Disability Evaluation and Eligibility Determination. Terre Haute, IN: Effective Evaluation Resource Center. Available at: http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/specialed/8-sld-considerations-document-2011.pdf
  • Johnson, E. S. (2014). Identification and Evaluation of Learning Disabilities: The School Team’s Guide to Student Success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Mandell, D. S., Wiggins, L. D., Carpenter, L. A., Daniels, J. L., DiGuiseppi, C., Durkin, M. S., ... Kirby, R. S. (2009). Racial/ethnic disparities in the identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. American journal of public health99(3), 493-498. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.131243