SLD & Eligibility Under IDEA: Resources to Improve Practice & Policy

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 4 weeks ago

Identifying students who have SLD and are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can be a complicated process. On this website, you’ll find resources and information to help you navigate that process and improve policies and practices—whether for your own child or for those you serve.

8 Principles to Guide the Evaluation Process 

Working together, 11 national organizations developed Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification. This resource lays out the critical elements of a quality evaluation process when SLD is suspected. Using these principles, you can compare your current practices and determine areas that might need improvement.

Partner Organizations for SLD Classification

Additional resources from these partners will be published in the coming months. Sign up for emails from NCLD and be the first to know when they’re published!

Additional Partner Resources

The content in the following resources is solely the responsibility and product of their authors or issuing organizations and does not necessarily represent the official views of the any of the partner organizations. Unlike the Joint Principles, these resources cannot be assumed to have the endorsement of all partner organizations.

Texas Center for Learning Disabilities: The Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: A Summary of Research on Best Practices

Texas Center for Learning Disabilities. Jack Fletcher, Ph.D. (University of Houston) and Jeremy Miciak, Ph.D. (University of Houston)
This report reviews research on the identification of SLD and best practices for SLD identification.

 

NASP Position Statement: Identification of Students With Specific Learning Disabilities

National Association of School Psychologists
This resource is a statement of general agreement to guide the identification of students with specific learning disabilities. 

 

LDA Core Principles: What Are Learning Disabilities? 

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA articulates its core principles for the construct of a learning disability. 

 

LDA Core Principles: Evaluation and Identification of Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA articulates its core principles for the evaluation and identification of learning disabilities.

 

ASHA: Written Language Practice Portal 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This resource offers information on prevalence, intervention, assessment, and service delivery considerations for individuals with written language disorders.

 

ASHA: Spoken Language Practice Portal 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This resource offers information on prevalence, intervention, assessment, and service delivery considerations for individuals with spoken language disorders.

 

NJCLD: LD Online Portal

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
This resource contains resources that are published in association with the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.

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