ERIC Number: ED451629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for the Identification and Review of Students with Severe Disabilities.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This manual provides information on the identification and evaluation of students with severe disabilities. The first section provides general information related to funding for students with severe disabilities, the funding process, eligibility, types of support, the Individualized Program Plan, and student evaluation. Section 2 provides case studies of students with severe mental disability, severe emotional/behavioral disability, severe physical or medical disability, autism, deafness, and blindness. Case studies illustrate characteristics of students with these disabilities, provide questions and answers addressing eligibility for special services, and include a sample student review form. The questions and answers also discuss documentation required for eligibility, supports and services required, therapeutic services, how the student's program plan should be individualized to address the specific disability, and other supporting documentation relevant to the condition. The final section of the handbook includes appendices that provide sample student review forms, behavioral assessment reports, Individualized Program Plans and a sample occupational therapy report, a physical therapy assessment report, and a speech-language progress report. A list of teacher resources is also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Autism, Blindness, Case Studies, Deafness, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Student Records, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Alberta Learning, Special Programs Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-422-6326; Fax: 780-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada