Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

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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. Associated conditions may include, but are not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or developmental aphasia. A specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of a visual, hearing, motor, intellectual, or emotional/behavioral disability, limited English proficiency, or environmental, cultural, or economic factors. This definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03018, F.A.C.

Contact

Phone: 407.320.0216

Contact
407.320.0216

State Laws and Regulations

TRegulationsThe rules referenced below are specific to SLD. Please refer to Volume I-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF, 4MB) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

National Resources

Programs

Voluntary Pre-K
KidZone
Great Start
The Foundation
FIN
ePathways