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A specific learning disability is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest in significant difficulties affecting the ability to listen, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematics.

Florida Administrative Rule for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

Resources

LD Online is an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.  It provides a range of information on a wide variety of topics within the area of learning disabilities.  Included on this site are articles written by experts in the field, research findings, and and the latest news in the field of learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest handicaps of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

National Center for Learning Disabilities provides a variety of services, including free of charge a national information and referral service, support in the development of innovative educational programs, public outreach, and legislative advocacy.

Council for Learning Disabilities  (CLD) is an international organization that promotes effective teaching and research.  CLD is composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and who are committed to enhance the education and lifespan development of individuals with learning disabilities.  CLD establishes standards of excellence and promotes innovative strategies for research and practice through interdisciplinary collegiality, collaboration, and advocacy.