A learning disability manifests in the areas of reading, writing, listening comprehension, oral expression, and mathematics. If you or your child find school a challenge, this might be related to difficulty with one or more of these academic skills.
A specific learning disability is identified using a comprehensive assessment based on multiple testing methods and sources of data. A testing process usually consists of several diagnostic interviews with a student, parents, and related professionals (if appropriate), direct observations, standardized intelligence and academic achievement tests, and other procedures.
Test results will inform decisions about eligibility, intervention, services, accommodations, and proper placement in school programming. The results are summarized in a written report that provides concrete strategies for moving forward and delineates a clear path to help you or your child to be more successful.