Educational Disability Areas

"Special education" means adapting, as appropriate, the content, methology, or delivery of instruction to meet the unique needs of a student eligible for special education and related services."

 Educational Disability Areas  

Autism Spectrum Disorder
A developmental disability in communication, learning, or social interaction

Communication Disorder
One of several disorders of language or speech

Developmentally Delayed (Early Childhood)
A significant lag in development in two or more of the following areas: gross or fine motor, cognition, language, social emotional, or adaptive

Dual Sensory Impairment
An impairment that involves hearing and visual impairment

Emotional Disabilities
A severe lengthy emotional condition which adversely affects educational performance

Hearing Impairment
A hearing impairment that, with or with out amplification, adversely affects educational performance and developmental progress

Learning Disability
A learning disability characterized by severe processing deficits involved in understanding or in using language

Mental Disability
A disability demonstrated by significantly below-average general intellectual functioning; may be mild, moderate or severe in nature

Multiple Disability
Two or more disabilities each so severe that neither can be identified as primary

Orthopedic Impairment
A physical impairment affecting mobility or a chronic or acute health problem that adversely affects educational

Other Health Impairment
An impairment manifested by limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems that adversely affects educational performance

Traumatic Brain Injury
An acquired injury to the brain resulting in impairments in one of many areas, such as cognition, speech & language, memory, attention, abstract thinking, information processing

Visual Impairment
A vision loss, that, even with best correction, adversely affects educational performance

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