SPGN midterm - Chapter 1 Public School Disability...

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Chapter 1 Public School Disability Categories pg 8 Autism: a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, Usually obvious before age 3 Negatively affects a child’s educational performance Other characteristics: engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. The term does not apply if a child’s educational performance is adversely affected primarily because the child has an emotional disturbance. After age 3- a child may be diagnosed with autism if the criteria in this paragraph are satisfied. Deaf-blindness: associated hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness. Deafness: a hearing impairment so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, and that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Emotional Disturbance: A condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance: 1. An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectually, sensory, or health factors. 2. An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers. 3. Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances 4. A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression 5. A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems Includes Schizophrenia. It does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance. Hearing Impairment: Permanent or fluctuating, it adversely affects a child’s educational performance but is not included under the definition of deafness Mental Retardation: sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
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Multiple Disabilities: concomitant impairments, the combination of which causes such severe educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the impairments. Does not include deaf-blindness. Orthopedic impairment: A severe structural impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Includes impairments caused by congenital anomaly (clubfoot, absence of some member), impairments caused by disease (poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis), and impairments from other causes (cerebral palsy, amputations). Other Health Impairment:
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