Student Services

Guidance for the Determination of Specific Learning Disabilities

With consideration of federal guidelines and state requirements, specific learning disability eligibility is evaluated using pattern of strengths and weaknesses.  ‘Pattern of strengths and weaknesses’ method is based on both assessment and review of achievement scores and performance in a variety of academic areas, with documentation of a pattern of strengths in one or more areas as compared to other areas where the student demonstrates a pattern of significant academic weaknesses.  

For additional information, please visit the Washtenaw Intermediate School District web site at

PDF DocumentGuidance for the Determination of Specific Learning Disabilities

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Student Services

Robert Williams
Tammy Halcomb
Lynne Phillips
734-484-7000 x7302

8850 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Fax: 734-484-7026