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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / A / 602 / 30 / A

(A) In general.--The term `specific learning disability' means a disorder in 1 or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.