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We Need to Keep (but Revise) the Specific Learning Disability Construct in IDEA

Some professionals are once again suggesting that specific learning disabilities (SLD) is no longer a useful construct and perhaps should be replaced or even eliminated altogether. he purpose of this commentary is to examine why we still need to identify students with SLD, explain the main characteristics of SLD, and make a few suggestions for the revision of SLD in the re-authorization of IDEA 2004.