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Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

Specific Learning Disability (SLD) 2021-10-06T13:33:37-06:00

Contact- Deborah Dominguez-Clark Deborah.clark@state.nm.us or your EA EA/LEA assignments

Specific learning disability means 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. Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage. (34 CFR Sec. 300.8(c)(10)).

Resources

International Dyslexia Association
www.interdys.org

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/

Learning Disabilities Association of America
https://ldaamerica.org/

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
www.studentprogress.org

Portland Public Schools Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities via Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses Manual
http://www.pps.net/cms/lib8/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/178/PPS%20PSW%20Manual.pdf

Southwest International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA)
505-255-8234
https://sw.dyslexiaida.org/

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