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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Dr. Elizabeth Power
Psychologist - Nelson Campus

Specific Learning Disabilities

A Specific Learning Disability is defined as "a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do math calculations, including such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia" [105 ILCS 5/14-1.03(a)]1.

Click links below to find more resources regarding learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

International Dyslexia Foundation

Understanding Dyscalculia (Math Disability)

What is Dysgraphia (Writing Disability)?


1Illinois State Board of Education [105 ILCS 5/14-1.03(a)].