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Learning Disabilities

Who Has a Learning DisabilityWhat Does The Assessment Say?

Making the final diagnosis of LD is not simple. Sometimes it is clear that the person being assessed has a learning disability. All the tests and measurements and observations add up to say so. More often, though, the assessment results are not clear; other problems cloud the results.

For the school system to diagnose a student with a learning disability, the assessment must show that (1) the student is not sufficiently achieving for his or her age and level of ability; and (2) the primary reason for lack of school success is the learning disability rather than other possible causes.

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