Specific Learning Disability


Specific Learning Disability

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, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia, that adversely affects a student’s educational performance.
Specific Learning Disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, or emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Provides the definition, assessment information, tips and resources for parents and teachers.


Provides information on the types of learning disabilities, and offers resources for educators and families.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Has extensive information and resources for parents of students with learning disabilities, including educational practices. The association provides in depth information on different types of learning disabilities. articles on diagnosing learning disabilies and the provision of special education services.

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