According to Title V California Education Code definition, a Learning Disability (LD) is a persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction which may exist with other disabling conditions. This dysfunction continues despite instruction in standard classroom situations. To be eligible for California community college learning disabilities programs and services, a student must demonstrate the following characteristics:
Learning Disabled eligibility is based on adult normed, standardized test results, an intake interview and educational history.
An intake interview, includes the student's educational, medical, and family history. It demonstrates that the student's difficulties in acquiring and using various academic skills are not the result of other factors, such as sensory impairment, serious emotional disturbance, cultural differences, or insufficient instruction.