Learning Disabilities Assessments: The Discrepancy Method Versus Response to Intervention Method

A Specific Learning Disability is defined as “a disorder in 1 or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. (IDEA Act, Sec.602(30), 2004).” It is vital that students with learning disabilities be identified and give the help they need, in order to ensure academic success and give students the…

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