Specific Learning Disability
IDEA defines a learning disability as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written. That disorder may manifest itself in several different ways, including the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. (20 U.S.C. §1401(30)(A)) .
Examples of specific learning disabilities include:
- Perceptual disabilities
- Brain injury
- Minimal brain dysfunction
- Developmental aphasia
- Reading or reading comprehension disorders
- Language comprehension and expression disorders
- Writing and expressive writing disorders
- Mathematical computation disorders
An important step in providing a meaningful education to a child with a specific learning disability is identifying the areas of need with precision, so that supports and services are focused on that area and do not compromise the rest of the student’s educational experience. Let us help you tailor your child’s educational program to meet her specific needs without sacrificing the opportunity to make advances in areas of strength.