An Evaluation of the Identification of Learning Disabled Students in Colorado

Publisher: Learning Disability Quarterly, 6
Page Numbers: 115-127

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the process whereby children are identified as learning disabled (LD) and the validity of subsequent educational placements: (a) a representative sample of 1,000 cases were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively; (b) extensive questionnaires were administered to professionals involved in LD identification; (c) definitions and assessment procedures were evaluated.