The result of any physical or mental condition that effects or prevents one's ability to develop,achieve,and/or function in an educational setting at a normal rate.
Federal law that requires all states to provide a free appropriate education to eligible children and youth with disabilities.
The philosophy that all children have the right to be included with their peers in all age- appropriate activities throughout life.
A team approach involving specialists from more than one discipline,such as a team made up of a physical therapist, a speech and language therapist, or other specialists as needed.
Caring for a child with special needs in home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate in.
Transportation and development, corrective and other support services that are required by a child with special needs in order for them to benefit from education.
Student with disability
Children whose development or health is viewed by parents and professionals as atypical.
Agencies and organizations that offer various types of educational and ancillary resources for children with special needs and their families.
A model that uses teaching, learning, and sharing of information across disciplinary boundaries enabling one team member, along with family, to carry out intervention strategies for a child with special needs.
Individual Education Plan
A written education plan for a school aged child with disabilities. A collaborative effort of parents, teachers,therapists and other professionals.
Individualized Family Support Plan
A written plan for infants or toddlers with disabilities. Written by the early intervention team of professionals working with the child and the family.
Treatment provided by an occupational therapist. Develops skills that will aid in daily living.
Treatment provided by a physical therapist. Helps the child improve use of muscles, nerves, bones and joints.
The portion of IDEA that serves children from birth to their third birthday, who have an established medical condition that places them at high risk for developmental disabilities or who have a developmental delay.
The portion of IDEA that services children with disabilities from age 3 to 21 (or high-school graduation, if sooner). Entitles eligible children to special education and related services.
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Maintain a high level of attention from the children. Allow for individual growth.
Include active learning incorporating DAP meaningful experiences nurturing, supportive relationships.
Any adjustments or modifications in the environment, instruction or materials for the learning that enhances the child's performance or allows at least partial participation in an activity.
A standard, model or pattern regarded as typical for a specific cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, or social group. Cultural norms include thoughts,behaviors,and patterns of communication,customs,beliefs,values and institutions.
Norms that learned and shared by members of the family group and taught to a growing child as the social heritage of past generations and the model to be copied.
Describes a recurrence of the emotions associated with the grieving process. As opposed to always feeling sad, families typically move in and out of the grief loop.
Generally fall into two categories: makers of normal development. The re-identification of a child as having special needs.
Trigger thoughts can distort a basic discipline situation and make it seem bigger then it is. they can make a child's behavior seem deliberate and bad.
An actual spot in the room where the two children go to turn the clock back/travel back in time to come up with alternatives to their behaviors.