CEP 240 chapter 14 - Chapter 14: Understanding Severe of...

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Chapter 14: Understanding Severe of Multiple Disabilities Definition: Federal definition: deaf-blindness means concomitant 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 -Multiple disabilities means concomitant impairments. The combinations 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 TASH definition: individuals with disabilities of all ages, races, creeds, national origins, genders and sexual orientation who require ongoing support in one or more major life activities in order to participate in an integrated community and enjoy a quality of life similar to that available to all citizens. Support may be required for life activities for community living, employment, and self-sufficiency. Characteristics: Cognitive: IQ scores in the range of 85 to 115 are considered average and characterize more than two thirds or all students, IQ scores for students with severe and multiple disabilities tend to fall within the following ranges:25 to 40 for students with severe intellectual disabilities and 0 to 25 for those with profound levels of intellectual disabilities. Academic: literacy: students with severe and multiple disabilities often have been thought of as being incapable of acquiring literacy skills and therefore, were provided with limited, if any, literacy instruction. oral language-communicating with speech may be difficult for students with severe and multiple disabilities because of intellectual and physical disabilities. Nonverbal communication: facial expressions, body gestures, manual signs, pictures, and objects mathematics-Students with severe and multiple disabilities demonstrate mathematic skills
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