NO PLAGIARISM Under the previous criteria, it was necessary to show a significant difference between overall IQ score and achievement in a specific area of learning. While that prior definition was more precise, it excluded children who could benefit from special education services who didn’t meet the exact requirements to have a learning disability diagnosis. Therefore, the newer, more inclusive criteria were designed to provide services to a larger and more diverse population of children. In order to include a broader base of individuals, the criteria were changed, and the discrepancy model is now used to assess learning disabilities. Could you explain in more detail how the discrepancy model works?