Intellectual Disability

According to state law, an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mild cognitive disability, moderate cognitive disability or severe cognitive disability) is manifested during the developmental period and:

  • is characterized by significant limitation in intellectual functioning;
  • is demonstrating through limitations in adaptive behavior; and
  • adversely affects educational performance.

A student with a mild intellectual disability has intellectual functioning which generally falls two (2) or more standard deviations below the mean and manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the mild intellectual disability.

A student with a moderate intellectual disability has intellectual functioning which generally falls  three  (3) or more standard deviations below the mean and manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the moderate intellectual disability.

A student with a severe intellectual disability has intellectual functioning which generally falls four (4) or more standard deviations below the mean and manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the severe intellectual disability.

Identification and eligibility for special education is determined by the case conference committee using the required assessment components.  See “Required Assessment Components for Eligibility Areas.

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