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Eligibility Determination. Exceptional Children and Intervention Services Convocation August 22, 2007. Required for Special Services Eligibility. Eligible disability Negative impact on academic performance Need for specially designed instruction NEED ALL THREE!. Majority of our Students:.

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eligibility determination

Eligibility Determination

Exceptional Children and Intervention Services

Convocation

August 22, 2007

required for special services eligibility

Required for Special Services Eligibility

Eligible disability

Negative impact on academic performance

Need for specially designed instruction

NEED ALL THREE!

educable mentally disabled
Educable Mentally Disabled
  • SIGNIFICANT DEFICITS:

Cognitive skills

Academic skills

Adaptive Behavior skills

MUST HAVE ALL THREE!

significant deficits
Significant Deficits?
  • Cognitive skills MUST be in the extremely low range +/- Standard Error of Measurement (i.e. 72)
  • SOME of the Academic and/or Adaptive Behavior scores can be slightly higher (EMD kids have strengths, too!)
  • Preponderance of the evidence determines if there is a disability
learning disabled
Learning Disabled
  • Academic deficits are SIGNIFICANTLY below cognitive skills or are resistant to intervention
  • Significant academic weaknesses NOT associated with:

Cognitive deficits

Lack of appropriate instruction

some examples of a lack of appropriate instruction
Some Examples of a “Lack of Appropriate Instruction”
  • Attendance problems (i.e. sickness, truancy, expulsion, etc.)
  • Moves from school to school
  • Suspended/ISS frequently
  • Curriculum &/or instructional strategies not “research based”
  • Teacher not “Highly Qualified”
  • Parent calls to “Come & get him!”
behaviorally emotionally disabled
Behaviorally/Emotionally Disabled

SIGNIFICANT behavior and/or emotional disturbances

  • Longstanding (more than six months)
  • Occurs in more than one environment (school, community, & home)
  • Weakness in academic performance caused by behavior/emotional disturbance
behaviorally emotionally disabled1
Behaviorally/Emotionally Disabled
  • Weakness in academic performance NOT associated with:

Significant weakness in cognitive skills

Lack of appropriate instruction

Lack of appropriate management

Social maladjustment

some examples of a lack of appropriate management
Some Examples of a “Lack of Appropriate Management”
  • Adjudicated as delinquent, undisciplined, or neglected (not supervised)
  • Removed from home by Court order
  • Suspended/ISS frequently
  • Referred to school office frequently
  • Parent calls to “Come & get him!”
social maladjustment
“Social Maladjustment”
  • Student knows what he/she is doing, intends to do it, and has no remorse about doing it.
  • He/She may be sorry he/she got caught!
other health impaired
Other Health Impaired
  • Acute or chronic medical condition
  • Weakness in academic performance caused by the medical condition
  • Diagnosis is NOT enough for services
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A student with academic skills at or above expectation given current cognitive skills is doing all he/she can reasonably be expected do and will usually not meet eligibility criteria.
  • The school is still responsible for that child’s learning!
contact information
Contact Information

Toni Braswell

School Psychologist

Lenoir County Public Schools

tbraswell@lenoir.k12.nc.us

ECIS Central Office @ Rochelle

  • 252-286-6562
  • 252-527-6498 FAX