A classroom arrangement where a child with special needs receives all of their educational needs within the normal curriculum. In order to make full inclusion possible, a special education teacher will often work side by side with the traditional education teacher to help them fully implement the IEP goals.
A test used during pregnancy to provide information about the potential diagnosis of genetic and developmental disabilities. It is usually performed during the first or second trimester by inserting a needle into the uterus to collect a sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus.
An injury to the brain caused by an outside physical force. The result is often a total or partial loss of functioning, an impairment with social interactions, or a combination of the two. A traumatic brain injury and its side effects negatively impact academic performance.
A term for when an individual with significant mental disabilities exhibits extremely high capabilities on a narrow topic. Examples include autistic individuals with exceptional math capabilities or individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia who are talented artists.
The motor speech disorder that involves difficulty with the sensorimotor control processes is called childhood dysarthria. Childhood dysarthria is involved in the production of speech, typically that of motor programming and execution. This can be a result of a neurological condition (neurofibromatosis), traumatic brain injury, or neurological impairment during or
Childhood apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder that involves issues with planning and programming of movement sequences that result in dysprosody and speech sound production errors. When compared to phonological impairment, childhood apraxia is quite rare as it occurs in about 1 to 2 children per one thousand.
A disorder where kids have problems processing and interacting with the subtlety and nonconformity of communication. They don’t understand the social conventions of communication, such as personal space, the ebb, and flow of conversations, etc.