Learning Disabilities (LD)

A comprehensive evaluation report from a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, learning disability specialist, or diagnostician, including:

  1. Clear statement of presenting problem; diagnostic interview
  2. Educational history documenting the impact of the learning disability
  3. Alternative explanations and diagnoses are ruled out
  4. Relevant test data with standard scores are provided to support conclusions, including at least: (a) WAIS-R; (b) Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised, including Written Language; (c) Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Processing Battery to substantiate any processing problems
  5. Clearly stated diagnosis of a learning disability based upon DSM-IV criteria
  6. Defined levels of functioning and any limitations, supported by evaluation data
  7. Current report (within 3 years of enrollment date), dated and signed
  8. Recommendations to address functional limitations

Note:High School IEP, 504 Plan, and/or a letter from a physician or other professional will not be sufficient to document a learning disability.