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ERIC Number: EJ1173176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-2243
Contemporary Perspectives on the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD): Introduction to the Special Issue
Grapin, Sally L.
School Psychology Forum, v12 n1 p2-5 Spr 2018
Since their emergence in public schools, specific learning disability (SLD) identification practices have been controversial in both research and practice. The purpose of this special issue is to present contemporary research on various models of SLD identification as well as issues associated with their implementation. Each of the articles in this issue offers recommendations for improving SLD identification practices and, more broadly, academic service delivery in K-12 schools. This introduction reviews three SLD identification methods (i.e., aptitude-achievement discrepancy, patterns of cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses, and response-to-intervention approaches). It also briefly details the contents of the special issue, which are intended to contribute to larger dialogues on improving academic supports for school-age youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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