Spec. Ed
 Inclusion
 students with exceptionalities are placed in a general education classroom with appropriate support services.

 Standardized Testing
 contains selected materials that include specific directions for administration, scoring and interpretation.
 Autism
 severe learning disorder where there is an interruption in the ability to relate to the environment through speech and language and lack of representational symbolic behavior.
 Cerebral Palsy
 disorder; involves shaking, unclear speech or a lack of muscular coordination.

 Hearing Impairment
 deficits in language and speech development due to minimal or no auditory response to sound.
 Giftedness
 unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability, requires learning experiences beyond those provided in regular school program.
 Asperger Syndrome
 pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) that involves delays in the development of basic skills, including socializing, coordination and the ability to communicate.
 Speech Impairment
  disorder in language formulation; impairment in articulation, rhythm and stress.
 Vision Impairment
 partial or total impairment of sight or vision affects educational performance significantly.
 Behaviour Disorder
 children who exhibit difficulties with social interactions and inappropriate behavior that interferes with learning.

 Mental Illness
 mental or behavioral pattern that causes either suffering or a poor ability to function in ordinary life. May be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode.
 Accommodation
 Changes that allow a person with an exceptionality to participate fully in an activity.
 IEP
  ongoing formal document that outlines the educational program for students with exceptionalities.

Includes the child’s goals, objectives and services for students receiving special education.

 Special Education Resource Teacher
 have additional training in the education of students with exceptional learning needs. They work with a specific group of students for the majority of the school day.
 Speech Difficulties
 disorder in language formation; impairment in articulation, rhythm and stress.
 IPRC (Identification Placement Review Committee)
 They identify strengths and needs of the student, identify areas of exceptionality, according to the categories and definitions of exceptionalities provided by the Ministry of and review the identification and placement of the student at least once in a school year.
 Modification
  Individualized changes made to the content and performance expectations for students such as; quantity, how a student responds to instruction and alternate goals.
 Social Cognitive Theory
  social, cognitive and behaviour factors play an important role in learning.
Age Appropriate Placement
Children are put in an environment where their age is accounted for; specifc grade for their age.
 Spectrum
 describes a range of conditions; such as the Autism spectrum.