Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Special Education Impairment, Checklists, and Evaluation Testing Materials

The following information will be beneficial for SOS teams, cross-categorical special education teachers, primary impairment special educationstaff, newer special education staff, child find teams, and IEP teams if we suspect a child has a disability, in the evaluation process, and/or determining eligibility for special education in our school district. 

Special Education Impairment Areas:
Students can quality for special education services (initial or re-evaluation) in these areas including: 
  • Autism,
  • Cognitive Disabilities, 
  • Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, 
  • Hearing Impairment, 
  • Orthopedic Impairment, 
  • Other Health Impairment, 
  • Significant Developmental Delay, 
  • Speech Language Impairments, 
  • Specific Learning Disabilities, 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, 
  • Visual Impairments, 
  • and the need for special education
Eligibility Criteria Checklists:
Eligibility Criteria Checklists for each impairment can be found through: 
Eligibility Criteria Checklists can also help IEP teams review which areas of a child's development should be tested to gain more information to help determine eligibility. 

Evaluation Testing Materials:
We possess a wide range of evaluation materials for each of the impairment areas listed above. Attached to this email are the sheets which lists our testing materials available under each of the impairment areas. 

In the initial or re-evaluation process - school psychologists and special education staff can review these sheets to determine which ones they would like to administer to help determine eligibility for special education.  These sheets also help the school psychologists and Luanne Olson complete the IEP paperwork as part of our process.

Here is a link to these materials on our special education website as well: 

If you have additional or updated tests which are not on this sheet, then please let us know so it can be updated. 
IEP Teams
IEP Team make the final decision on which testing materials to administer, areas to assess, and if a child meets the initial or re-evaluation eligibility criteria for impairment area(s). 

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