M arch 7th, 2012
Labels vary by state and local school districts.
Emotional or behavioral disorder
Emotional disturbance (IDEA)
Serious behavior disability
Emotional Behavioral Disability (WI Dept. of
Specific Learning Disabilities
February 29, 2012
Vince Vaughn - Actor
"I was never very
good at school,"
landed him in specialed classes. "I knew
what it was like to
have my feelings
hurt. Those classes
made you feel bad
Family and Disability
Terminology: Family versus Parents
What is a family?
U.S. Census Bureau: A family is a group of
two or more people related by birth, marriage,
or adoption who reside together
Does this definition fit how YOU define
Historical Perspectives &
Whats So Special About Special
Whats it all mean?
Exceptionality: An individual who is
different or deviates from accepted
standards of normal.
*Exceptional children are more SIMILAR to
May 2, 2012
Low-Incidence Disabilities: Do not occur
frequently in the population.
Traumatic Brain Injury
April 11th, 2012
Prior to the 19th century, there was no organized
programs for individuals who were deaf or hard of
Autism Spectrum Disorder
What is Autism?
Diagnosis vs. Eligibility
1. A history of autism
Leo Kanner (1943)
behavioral features of 11 c
Individuals with Speech &
March 21, 2012
Speech or Language Impairments
How do communication disorders such as speech
and language impairments affect:
1. A persons emotional state?
2. A persons social status?
3. A persons employa