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Scott, Amy N.; Boynton Hauerwas, Laura; Brown, Rachel D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This study investigates how state Departments of Education address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students as they relate to the identification of students with a specific learning disability (SLD). A qualitative research design of directed content analysis was used to examine each state's regulatory criteria for SLD, as…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, State Policy, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This short article provides a legal analysis of the Hale et al. white paper on specific learning disabilities identification. The white paper presents a purported consensus of experts that an approach combining response to intervention with severe discrepancy is consistent with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Disability Identification, Position Papers
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Werts, Margaret Gessler; Lambert, Monica; Carpenter, Ellen – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
An e-mail survey of special education directors was conducted to ascertain practices related to implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) processes in North Carolina schools. The data indicate that special education directors have information about RTI as a method of identifying students with disabilities, but there is little consensus on…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mail Surveys, Special Education, Program Implementation
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Swanson, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
This article synthesizes previous research studies examining reading instruction for students with learning disabilities (LD) through classroom observation methods. An extensive search of the research literature between 1980 and 2005 yielded 21 observation studies. Findings revealed that reading instruction for students with LD is generally of low…
Descriptors: Phonics, Observation, Learning Disabilities, Reading Instruction
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Antoniou, Faye; Padeliadu, Susana – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the presence of teacher biases with regard to identification of students with learning disabilities (LD). Factors related to teachers' gender, age, and experience, along with children's gender, were investigated. Results suggested that teacher gender is associated with biases with regard to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Identification, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Kavale, Kenneth A.; Kauffman, James M.; Bachmeier, Randy J.; LeFever, Gretchen B. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2008
The policies underlying the specific learning disability (SLD) regulations in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are analyzed. The analysis focuses on the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) provision ("if the child responds to scientific, research-based intervention") as a diagnostic model,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Remedial Reading, Early Reading, Learning Disabilities