Having above-average intelligence (an IQ of 130 or higher) and/or superior talent for something.
Describes a child who has difficulty in learning that involves understanding or using spoken or written language, and the difficulty can appear in listening, thinking, reading, writing, and spelling.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD, A condition mainly in children demonstrated by hyperactivity, and inability to concentrate, and impulsive behavior.
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADD, A condition characterized by difficulty in concentrating and following through on a task; does not include hyperactivity.
A condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life; varies from mild to profound.
A disorder that appears in childhood and is marked by deficient communication, social interaction, and understanding of others' states of mind.
autism spectrum disorder
ASD, A disorder characterized by deficits in social relatedness and communication skills that are often accompanied by repetitive, ritualistic behavior.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
federal law enacted in 1990 & reauthorized in 1997, designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities by ensuring that everyone recieves a free appropriate public education regardless of ability. Strives to grant equal access to students with disabilities & to provide additonal special education services & procedural safegaurds
refers to conditions that have no outward signs that alert casual observers to an individual's condition
A genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and is caused by problems with chromosome 21.
fetal alcohol syndrome
A developmental disorder that stems from heavy alcohol use by the mother during pregnancy
Disorder that includes multiple motor and one or more vocal tics, which occur many times per day.
high functioning autism, impaired social interest and skills, restricted interests, high intelligence, language is not delayed or deficient
Individualized Education Plan
written plan developed by an interdisciplinary educational team identifying services and supports for children ages 3-21.
Individualized Family Service Plan
A plan to meet the overall special needs of a child, including assessment, goals for development, and ways to promote family support and involvement
The inability to detect or perceive at least some frequencies of sound which should normally be heard
chronic health needs
Needs for special care caused by an illness that persists over a period of time.
A chronic allergic disorder characterized by episodes of severe breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing.
Educational approach that provides a child with extra learning experiences that the standard curriculum would not normally include.