HCSI 2022 Individual Recorded Session: Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: A Summary of Research on Best Practices

Specific learning disability (SLD) is the most common eligibility category through which students receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In this session, we review evidence for different frameworks for SLD identification, including cognitive discrepancy frameworks and frameworks based, in part, on instructional response. We then discuss a “hybrid” identification method based on documentation of three criteria for eligibility: (1) low academic achievement; (2) inadequate instructional response; and (3) a consideration of exclusionary clauses. The session ends with recommendations for comprehensive assessment regardless of the framework employed.


This is a recorded session from the Hill Country Summer Institute 2022 conference, which may be viewed anytime 6/22/22 through 8/15/22.  This recorded session has a short quiz following the recording in order to give asynchronous credit.  

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eCampus CEs: 3.0 Hours

NASP CPDs: 3.0 Hours

About Our Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Miciak is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston and affiliated faculty with the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics. Dr. Miciak serves as principal investigator or co-investigator on studies of educational risk funded by the National Institutes of Health and Institute of Education Sciences, including the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities and the Center for the Success of English Learners. Dr. Miciak has published extensively on specific learning disabilities identification. He holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Educational Diagnosticians and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology
Jeremy Miciak, Ph.D.
Assessment, Special Education
Online, On-Demand Recording

CPE Credits: 3.00  
Registration Closes: 8/12/2022 5:00 pm
Starts: 6/22/2022 8:00 am
Ends: 8/16/2022 8:00 am