IEPs and Legal Issues

Is E.D. an L.D.?

Author Message
Joined: Jun 04, 2009
Posts: 2
Other Topics
Posted Jun 04, 2009 at 4:57:28 PM
Subject: Is E.D. an L.D.?

is emotional disturbance a learning disability that is recognized by colleges?

Back to top Profile Email
Joined Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 550

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 05, 2009 12:19:35 AM

No, ED is not considered an LD.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

Back to top Profile Email
Rosco P. Coltrane
Joined Jun 28, 2007
Posts: 47

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 05, 2009 9:52:40 AM

A significant emotional disturbance is considered to be an exclusionary factor when determining if a child has a learning disability.

Back to top Profile Email
Joined Apr 29, 2008
Posts: 135

Other Topics
Posted:Jun 14, 2009 9:20:41 PM

Scifi's response to you is correct. Within the statutes, a child cannot be LD if there is an underlying emotional disturbance. As for a college to acknowledge the same disabilities that are applicable under IDEA within the public schools, no the colleges and universities have no obligation to do so. However, by the fact that your child has a documented disability within the public schools, colleges and universities have procedures and provisions afforded to students under two different statutes referred to As Section 504 and ADA. I suggest that you contact their Student Services division on the college campus and make know that your child may have a qualifying disability under these two statutes.


Back to top Profile Email