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Learning Disabilities Assessment

DSPS Logo​A​ssessment for learning disabilities (LD) eligibility is available to students who are ex​periencing ongoing academic difficulties that interfere with their educational progress.

​Learning Disabilities Assessment Process

​The process for completing a learning disabilities assessment typically requires four (4) appointments after an initial screening, as listed below:

1. Intake:

• ​​​​​Important personal, medical and educational history is gathered.

2. Achievement testing:

• ​​​​​​Provides information about present academic skill levels in reading, math, spelling,

   and writing.

3. Intellectual ability testing:

​ • ​​​​​Potential for academic learning is assessed.

​4. Interpretation:

​​ • ​​​​​​Assessment results are reviewed and recommendations are made.

NOTE: Students who have been previously assessed for a learning disability may submit recent testing for evaluation. The need for any additional testing will  be determined after this information has been reviewed.

​Students interested in being assessed for learning disabilities eligibility must contact DSPS at (714) 628-4860 to schedule a screening appointment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist.