Chapter 5 Notes - Chapter 5 Notes IDEA Definition of Learning Disabilities(LD A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in

Chapter 5 Notes - Chapter 5 Notes IDEA Definition of...

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Chapter 5 Notes IDEA Definition of Learning Disabilities (LD) A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or using language May manifest itself in an imperfect ability to: Listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do math Does not include learning problems that are the result of other disabilities or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage Presumed to be neurological in nature The NJCLD Definition of LD A general term that refers to a group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or math abilities Problems with self-regulatory behaviors, social perception, and social interaction may coexist but do not themselves constitute a learning disability Although learning disabilities may occur with other handicapping conditions or with extrinsic influences they are not the result of those influences Operationalizing the Definition (What is “operationalizing?”) Most states require three criteria be met to receive services
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