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Learning Disabilities


Nationally, over half of the children identified as needing special education services have a learning disability. In Iowa, the majority of students are not given such a categorical label when they are determined to be in need of special education; rather, they are entitled as “eligible individuals.”

The following letter was developed in response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 which mandates: “A State must adopt, consistent with 300.309, criteria for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability as defined in 300.8(c)(10).” CFR 300.307(a)

State of Iowa Criteria for determination of Specific Learning Disabilities

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 24, 2018 at 1:12pm.