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Chapter 1 Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities: Definitions/ Descriptive Characteristics
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In a group take a few minutes to: Define “disability”. What does it mean to have a disability? What does it mean to have a moderate or severe disability? What is the purpose of education for students with a disability? What is the role of a special educator? What is the role of a person with a disability? What is the role of a parent and what do you think a parent would be most concerned about? Disability
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Children must meet two criteria in order to receive special education:
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As defined by IDEA, the term "child with a disability" means: 1. A child: "with mental retardation, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or language impairments, visual impairments (including blindness), serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities; IDEA's Definition of Disabilities (Two Pronged)
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Note!!!! Not all children who have a disability require special education; many are able to and should attend school without any program modifications. 2. and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services."
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Developmental delay" for children ages 3-9. (Previously, applied to children ages 3-5.)
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