HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-151

Requested Information
I am requesting all forms, memos, policies for psychologists that relate to the definition and identification of specific learning disorders in reading, math, and writing.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to an additional record - a portion of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth Edition - under MPIA GP § 4-301(2)(ii) an agency must withhold documents if inspection is contrary to a federal statue or regulation. In this case, as a publication of the American Psychiatric Association and indicated on their website: https://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/doi/book/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596 the publication falls under federal copyright protections. While a copy of this publication cannot be supplied under the MPIA, if you wish to inspect the book located within HCPSS offices we can arrange a mutual time for such review.

Responsive Documents
This document is designed to assist IEP team members as they prepare for and complete their assessments for Specific Learning Disability. The last column includes possible instruments (not an exhaustive list) that may be utilized for the indicated processing deficit.
This chart is a companion to the Guidelines document above. It is designed to assist IEP team members when considering the areas of academic concern and possible processing deficit areas.

*Some request language is summarized to include the requester's specific document requests and legally protected information (such as personally identifiable information of a student) or personal, defamatory and malicious content removed at the discretion of the school system.

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