Accommodations plans are a written set of instructions that detail specific strategies and practices which will be used to support a specific student. The plan also includes how this information will be communicated to staff along with details on any specialized learning materials or equipment needed for the child's instruction or physical needs. And it explains what adaptations or modifications the student will receive.
People with ADHD has trouble with Executive Function Skills and with focus. Some also exhibit hyperactivity and impulsivity.
A developmental disability affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction.
The combination of visual and hearing disabilities. Due to the severity of combination, children cannot be appropriately served by exclusively deafness or blindness programs.
Generally defined as a delay in reaching milestones in one or more areas of child development in the expected way for the child’s age. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), each state defines “developmental delay” for children under 3, and children ages 3-9 experiencing developmental delays, as defined by the state and as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures, may qualify for early intervention and early childhood special education services. See "disability."
Instruction that's tailored to meet students' individual needs and strengths, taking into account their backgrounds, culture, and level of English language proficiency.
Generally defined as a physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental condition that impairs, interferes with, or limits a person's ability to engage in certain tasks or actions or participate in typical daily activities and interactions. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that a "child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.304 through 300.311 as having an intellectual disability, a hearing impairment (including deafness), a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment (including blindness), a serious emotional disturbance (referred to in this part as “emotional disturbance”), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services." IDEA states it can also include a child 3-9 years old who's experiencing a developmental delay. See "developmental delay."
Difficulty inhibiting thoughts and/or actions. Inappopriate statements or behaviors resulting from a student's inability to consistently expressing behaviors, throughs, or displaying actions.
Provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.
One or more of a variety of conditions that impact academic performance, including unsatisfactory interpersonal relationships, situationally inappropriate behavior, pervasive depression, psychosomatic symptoms, an inability to learn unrelated to other factors or schizophrenia.
Educational right of all students in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Something that changes the nature of the program.
Attitudes and practices that support students with disabilities, even significant disabilities, and give all an opportunity to participate; inclusion is based on the belief that people have the right to be included with their peers in age-appropriate activities throughout life.
The IEP lays out the services and supports an eligible student needs to participate in the education setting. The IEP also states where the student receives services and supports.
Intellectual disability refers to intellectual functioning that is significantly below average. Intellectual disability replaces the term “mental retardation” and is also sometimes referred to as “cognitive disability.”
Children who receive special education should spend as much time as possible with peers who do not receive special education.
A combination of any categories of disabilities that is severe enough that the student cannot be served through a single category alone. Deaf-blindness is not included in this category.
Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors are characterizted by recurrent, unwanted thoughts and images, and/or repetitive behaviors which the person hopes will prevent the obsessive thoughts or make them stop.
A physical impairment that impacts the student’s ability to move and could be caused by disease, congenital anomaly, or other causes.
Any other health impairment that reduces a child’s alertness to the educational environment. Includes disorders such as ADHD, diabetes and sickle cell anemia.
Modifications to policies, practices or procedures necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability
A general term applying to a disorder of psychological processes. Includes a broad range of manifestations in literacy or mathematical limitations.
A communication disorder that affects spoken language.
A small item, like a shell or box, where students can whisper their thoughts and feelings
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An injury to the brain caused by outside force such as a car accident. A TBI can impact multiple areas of the brain such as language, memory, motor functions, and problem-solving.
A condition affecting eyesight that has an adverse educational effect. Includes both partial and full blindness.
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