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IS IT A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY OR DYSLEXIA?

Parentsand educators may have different opinions about terms to describe a child's challenges.  Understanding these terms and agreeing on which to use can help prevent confusion and conflicts.  Eleven different organization joined together to clarify terminology so it does not get in the way of instruction.

Specific Learning disability (SLD) is a term used to describe children who have a disability in reading, writing, or math.  

Using the term (SLD) is important because it's a term used in the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA).