Disability Resource Center

Learning Disability

Learning disability (LD) 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.

Learning disability does not apply to learning problems resulting from any physical, visual, or hearing impairments, psychological disability, or any health related disabilities. A learning disability can exist with other disabilities except ABI and DDL.

Disability Resource Center

Building 1600, Room 1615
Phone: 925.424.1510
Fax: 925.424.1515

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Page last modified: April 27, 2018