(2019) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, and families in planning and conducting an evaluation of a child for specific learning disabilities.
Identifying students who have specific learning disabilities (SLD) and are eligible for special education can be a complicated process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). To improve policy and practice, 11 national organizations, working together, developed this 2-page resource, Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification.
The resource succinctly lays out 8 critical elements of a quality evaluation process when SLD is suspected. Using these 8 principles, schools and evaluation teams can compare their current practices and determine areas that need improvement.
Access the principles (and an accompanying list of additional resources on SLD) at:
More Information about the Resource
The organizations partnering to create this resource are listed below. Each offers additional information on specific learning disabilities and disability-related issues.
ASHA | American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CASE | Council of Administrators of Special Education
CEC | Council for Exceptional Children
CLD | Council for Learning Disabilities
DLD | Division for Learning Disabilities
IDA | International Dyslexia Association
LDA | Learning Disabilities Association of America
NASDSE | National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASP | National Association of School Psychologists
NCLD | National Center for Learning Disabilities