Critical Issues in Response-To-Intervention, Comprehensive Evaluation, and Specific Learning Disabilities Identification and Intervention: An Expert White Paper Consensus

  title={Critical Issues in Response-To-Intervention, Comprehensive Evaluation, and Specific Learning Disabilities Identification and Intervention: An Expert White Paper Consensus},
  author={James B. Hale and Vincent C. Alfonso and Virginia W. Berninger and Bruce A. Bracken and Catherine Christo and E. Clark and Morris J. Cohen and Andrew S. Davis and Scott L. Decker and Martha B. Denckla and Ron Dumont and Collin Elliott and Steven G. Feifer and Catherine A. Fiorello and Dawn P. Flanagan and Elaine Fletcher‐Janzen and Diana Geary and Michael M. Gerber and Michael E. Gerner and Stanley L. Goldstein and Noel Gregg and Rosa A. Hagin and Lynne E. Jaffe and Alan S. Kaufman and Nadeen L. Kaufman and Timothy Z. Keith and Frank M. Kline and Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant and Jill Leppanen Lerner and Genevieve Marshall and Jennifer T. Mascolo and Nancy Mather and Mich{\`e}le M. M. Mazzocco and George McCloskey and Kevin S. McGrew and Daniel C. Miller and Jean Miller and Mark P. Mostert and Jack A. Naglieri and Samuel O. Ortiz and Leadelle Phelps and Blanche Podhajski and Linda A. Reddy and Cecil R. Reynolds and Cynthia A. Riccio and Fredrick A. Schrank and Edward K. Schultz and Margaret Semrud-Clikeman and Sally Shaywitz and Julia Simon and Lorraine Silver and Leah M. Swanson and Annmarie Urso and Travis Wasserman and John O. Willis and David L. Wodrich and Peter W. Wright and Jed A. Yalof},
  journal={Learning Disability Quarterly},
  pages={223 - 236}
Developed in concert with the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), this White Paper regarding specific learning disabilities identification and intervention represents the expert consensus of 58 accomplished scholars in education, psychology, medicine, and the law. Survey responses and empirical evidence suggest that five conclusions are warranted: 1) The SLD definition should be maintained and the statutory requirements in SLD identification procedures should be strengthened; 2… Expand

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