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ERIC Number: ED161175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 47
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Procedures for Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities.
McNutt, Gaye
The paper discusses a study of the current criteria for identifying and defining specific learning disabilities (SLD) across the States, in light of Public Law 94-142's requirement that local education agencies implement federal SLD criteria in order to receive federal funds for SLD students. Aspects of the states identification procedures discussed include information related to the recentness or current status of the survey information, labels used, persons responsible for identification, the discrepancy clause (between achievement and potential), the psychological process disorder component, exclusion factors, and evaluation measures. Probable changes that may be needed to implement the federal funding procedures are identified, and possible problems which may be encountered when the federal criteria are implemented are suggested. Summaries of the States' regulations or guidelines for identifying SLD students are appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act