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Simple Screening Tool for a Learning Disability

When a One-Stop customer experiences difficulty performing certain tasks, there is a possibility they may have a learning disability (which may not have been previously identified). One-Stop staff are not intended to be diagnosticians. However, this simple screening tool can assist One-Stop staff in determining the possible presence of a learning disability.

There are many useful checklists available from a number of organizations. The following checklist was adapted from lists developed by the following organizations: Learning Disabilities Association of America, For Employers... A Look at Learning Disabilities, 1990; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Examples of Learning Disability Characteristics, 1991; The Orton Dyslexia Societys Annals of Dyslexia, Volume XLIII, 1993; and the Council for Learning Disabilities, Infosheet, October 1993

Checklist for Possible Presence of a Learning Disability

Locating a Qualified Professional

To find a qualified professional who can assess whether an individual has a learning disability, One-Stop staff should begin with the resources available for assessment from various One-Stop partners, including Vocational Rehabilitation, education, and others. The resource section of this manual contains a listing of learning disability resources that can provide referrals to professionals qualified to conduct adult-appropriate assessments.

Note: There are many useful checklists available from a number of organizations. For example, an alternative to this checklist is the Learning Needs Screening Tool (pdf) developed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

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