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An area of student need, involving difficulty remembering.

A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization) Mental health professionals/practitioners: Social workers, Child and Youth Workers, psychologist, psychiatrics, mental health nurses, trained to provide various types of therapies including cognitive behaviour counselling and/or pharmacological.

An area of student need involving an unsatisfactory psychological state, in terms of emotional, behavioural, physical and/or social well-being.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with understanding and effective use of one’s mental strengths and weaknesses.

A committee that advises the Minister of Education with regard to special education programs and the services for students with special needs, including the identification and provision of early intervention programs.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with physically moving.

Adjustments to the grade-appropriate curriculum expectations to better fit a student’s specific educational needs. Modifications are documented on the IEP and in elementary schools for language and math often utilize curriculum of a different grade level. In other subjects and at secondary schools, modifications usually involved changing the number and/or complexity of the regular curriculum. A student receiving a modified program may also receive accommodations.

A formal exceptionality, identified by an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Multiple, which indicates that the student’s needs are in two or more categories of exceptionality.

The belief that a larger group of intelligences other than just IQ testing is more accurate in showing the ability of both children and adults. Teaching and assessment in multiple intelligences would include linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist activities. MI is often addressed in differential instruction (DI).

A diagnosed condition for a group of inherited disorders in which strength and muscle bulk gradually decline over time.

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