Disability Resource Center
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What is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disability is defined as a persistent condition of presumed neurological
dysfunction which may exist with other disabling conditions. This dysfunction
continues despite instruction in standard classroom situations. To be categorized
as learning disabled, a student must exhibit:
- average to above-average intellectual ability;
- severe processing deficit(s);
- severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy(ies);
- measured achievement in an instructional or employment setting.
Indicators of a Possible Learning Disability:
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