Let me get this straight.......schools don't WANT any children with learning disabilities because it costs more money to educate them. Right? Now, the definition is.....if a student is not performing up to their potential (what is "potential"....IQ?), then it could be because of a learning disability (and someone has to find out what the Learning Disability (LD) is..) BUT, if the school's diagnostician rates a student's IQ as much lower, then the student is "learning" at his "potential". At difficult child's last IEP meeting, husband and I were told by admin that we didn't want him to have a label as "learning disabled". (OK, so we'd rather have his IQ stated as low(er), instead???) Could it be that then difficult child couldn't be in the social development class (maximum of seven students), but have to go to "Special Education" classes which are more populated? I'm not very versed on this subject. Can someone help? Do I have this correct?