Learning Disabilities Criteria
The Crestwood School District is subscribing to the Wayne County approach
to determining a student with a specific learning disability.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
of 2004 included important changes in the approaches schools use to
determine specific learning disabilities
Based on current research, Wayne county schools are
using new methods of assessment and instruction to prevent learning
deficits. When analyzing a student's performance and achievement for
patters of strength and weakness, the consistencies among cognitive and
academic skills are used to identify specific learning disabilities.