How have the criteria for specific learning disability changed?
The IDEA 2004 no longer allows a state to require only the use of a severe discrepancy formula for the identification of specific learning disabilities. Rather, the law now allows a school district to also use a Response to Intervention (RtI) approach as part of the evaluation procedure for determining that a student has a specific learning disability. A criteria checklist is available for Child Study Teams to document using the RtI approach in making that determination.
26th of February, 2010