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Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW)

Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW)


About PSW


The aim of the SLD-PSW Committee is to define, train, implement, and maintain a transparent process for implementation of the evolution from a discrepancy based method of eligibility determination to a patterns of strengths and weaknesses model of eligibility determination for specific learning disabilities based on an a Response to Intervention (RTI) Model.


The SLD Committee is chaired by appointment from the DSD Director of Special Education and composed of a core group of representatives from the following disciplines:

  • Related Services Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Special Education-Elementary Resource Instruction
  • Special Education-Secondary Resource Instruction
  • Special Education-Learning Center Administration
  • Special Education-Mild/Moderate Administration
  • Local Educational Administration-Elementary
  • Local Educational Administration-Secondary

In addition, multiple stakeholders and department trainers will be involved during key decision points and implementation processes. 

SLD Resources

School Board Presentation