A formal exceptionality identified by and Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication. Also a medically-diagnosed condition, involving the inability, or severe reduction in ability, to hear.
A diagnosed condition, where there is a complete loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
A diagnosed psychological condition of low mood and aversion to activity that has a negative impact on thoughts, feelings, behaviour, views and physical well- being, beyond periodic irritability, moodiness and ups and downs most experience, often brought on by years of anxiety.
An area of student need characterized by chronic sadness and feelings of inadequacy. Students may have low moods that negatively impact their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, views and physical well-being.
A formal exceptionality, identified by an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Intelligence. Also a psychological, diagnosed condition characterized by significantly below average intellectual ability, approximately the second percentile or below. Deficits in adaptive functioning are also present.
Medical and psychological conditions are diagnosed by a variety of doctors, often using The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM –V), published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. The DSM-V provides criteria for the diagnoses of all mental health disorders for children and adults, along with common treatments.
Teaching methods that focus on a variety of techniques to meet student learning needs by varying the content, process or products of the learning based on the learner’s readiness and interests.
An area of student need involving students who do are not engaged behaviourally (do not participate in school activities), emotionally (feel excluded or separate from the school), nor cognitively (tend not to take ownership for their learning).
A diagnosed medical condition, caused by extra genetic material, resulting in impaired development, both mentally and physically. It affects about one in every 800 babies.