This reference links the practice of academic and learning disability (LD) assessment across a variety of practitioners, including educational evaluators, LD specialists, and speech/language pathologists, and places it in a validated theoretical framework. Focus is on the use of tests of academic achievement. The reference contains descriptive reviews of academic skills batteries and achievement tests, including measures of reading, math, written and oral language, and phonological reasoning. All tests were evaluated for correspondence with the seven areas of achievement listed in the federal definition of LD. Introductory chapters describe definitions of LD and assessment theories. This work is meant to serve as a companion to the cognitive-focused Intelligence Test Desk Reference. Flanagan is affiliated with St. John's University.
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