ERIC Number: ED466083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for the Identification and Review of Students with Severe Disabilities. Revised.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This guide is intended to assist school authorities in Alberta (Canada) to complete required Student Review Forms for students with severe disabilities. A Special Needs Profile form to determine eligibility for Severe Disabilities funding precedes information specific severe disability categories. These categories are: severe mental disability; severe emotional/behavioral disability; severe multiple disability; severe physical or medical disability, including autism; deafness; and blindness. For each disability category the guide provides the following: (1) a definition (taken from the current state standards); (2) basic questions and answers concerning characteristics, eligibility documentation, needed supports and services, and the individualized program plan; (3) one or more case studies; and (4) one or more sample Student Review Forms. Extensive appendices include a glossary, a completed Sample Review Packages, blank student review forms (in English and French), and a list of resources. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Blindness, Case Studies, Deafness, Definitions, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Emotional Disturbances, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Funding Formulas, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Student Evaluation
Alberta Learning, 10 Floor, East Devonian Branch, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2 Canada. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/specialneeds/IdentificationHandbook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada