Sec. 300.8 (c) (10)
If I asked you to go to the store to buy me a specific loaf of bread, what would you buy? My guess is you'd probably ask me what bread I wanted. If I said specific, I likely have a brand in mind.
I thought about all the times a school or team members, says they can't write dyslexia in an IEP (Individual Education Plan) because it is not allowed, all that is allowed are the words "specific learning disability" (SLD). But if it's a specific one, why can't we add it in?
Did you know it is listed in the Individuals With Disabilities Act under Sec? 300.8 (c) (10). Don't be afraid to push forward and ask questions. Ask the team to put in writing, they are forbidden from using the word dyslexia in and IEP. See how fast they add it in or try to change the narrative
Here is it, in case you have some school friends you want to share with :)
Statute/Regs Main » Regulations » Part B » Subpart A » Section 300.8 » c » 1(10) Specific learning disability--
(i) General. Specific learning disability means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.
(ii) Disorders not included. Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
Last modified on May 25, 2018
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