ERIC Number: ED471949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for the Identification and Review of Students with Severe Disabilities. Revised.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Designed to assist school authorities in identifying students with disabilities who are eligible for funding in Alberta, Canada, this manual provides information on the identification and review of students with severe disabilities. The first section provides information and case studies of students with severe cognitive or emotional/behavioral disability, severe multiple disability, severe physical or medical disability (including autism), deafness, and blindness. For each disability, a definition is provided, along with answers to questions concerning student characteristics, documentation for eligibility, supports and services that are required (including one-to-one instruction, adaptive equipment, and therapeutic services), components of the student's Individualized Program Plan (IPP), and other supporting documentation. Case studies are then presented that illustrate characteristics of students with these disabilities, sample supports and services, and IPP components. The final section of the handbook includes appendices that provide a glossary, 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 student review form is also presented in French. The manual closes with a list of teacher resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Autism, Blindness, Case Studies, Classification, 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 Education Programs, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-422-6326; Fax: 780-422-2039; Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/funding/specialneeds.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada