Disability Definitions Analysis
Read Chapter 1 of the class text and the characteristics/identification sections of Chapters 4, 5,
and 6. Using this information, prepare a 3-4 page paper stating the IDEA definition of learning
disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional behavioral disturbance. Analyze the defining
features by stating the related characteristics for each of the three categories. Then, describe
identification procedures for each. Cite three sources in addition to the class text.
IDEA is a rule which safeguards families with frailties or disability services through the
nation. This ruling directs in what way states and community organizations offers and gives early
intervention, special education and linked services to qualified infants, toddlers, children and
youth with disabilities.
There are two parts to IDEA part B and Part C. Part C features disabled
infants and toddlers (birth to 2) through early interventions services to their family and Part B is
for children and youth who are 3 to 21 they receive special education and interrelated service
Our country's special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA), describes a particular learning disability as " a condition in any or more of the basic
emotional procedures convoluted in accepting or in using language, spoken or written, that may
patent itself in an flawed ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do math calculations,
containing circumstances such as perceptual incapacities, brain injury, minimal brain
dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia." (Definition of Learning Disability, N.D.).
October 2010 President Obama signed a new law which was Rosa Law; this law change
the term IDEA use for mental retardation.” Rosa’s Law changed the term to be used in future to
“intellectual disability.” The meaning itself, conversely, did not change. Consequently,
“intellectual disability” is well-defined as” meaningfully subs average general intelligent
effective and functioning, current simultaneously with deficits in adaptive behavior and