Districts are increasingly moving toward a pattern of strengths and weaknesses model for assessment of learning disabilities. Here are some things to know before you get started.
SELPA guidelines do not always support culturally responsive assessment. In fact, they sometimes promote, rather than reduce, cultural bias in assessment. As sworn advocates for children, what can school psychologists do to invoke true and lasting change?
Having a learning disability doesn’t just mean that writing is hard, it means it’s hard for a reason. And that reason is brain-based.
As it stands, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to adopt criteria for the identification of specific learning disabilities (SLD). What you may not realize, however, is that within these IDEA regulations, there is still plenty of room for debate.