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  1. Verification Guidelines for Children with Disabilities Technical Assistance Document Nebraska Department of Education Special Education Office September 2008

  2. Introduction • Purpose of TA Guide • Provide Assistance to MDT • Determine if child needs special education • History of Development of Guide • Organization of Guide • Thirteen Major Sections: One for Each Disability Category • Each Section Divided into Eight Components

  3. Multidisciplinary Evaluation Teams and Reporting of Diagnostic Data (92-NAC 51.006) • Child Find • Student Assistance Team • Evaluation and Other Assessment Materials • Multidisciplinary Team Requirements • MDT Written Report • Children Who Do Not Qualify

  4. Other Health Impairment • Introduction • Three Part Eligibility Requirement • Meet verification criteria (92 NAC 51.006) • Documentation: Adverse Effect on Educational Performance • Determination: Need for Special Education Services

  5. Other Health Impairment (cont’d) • State Definition • Examples of health problems that may affect the child’s educational performance • For children below age 5, health problems that may affect a child’s developmental performance

  6. Other Health Impairment (cont’d) • Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team Composition • Verification Guidelines • Education Evaluation and Assessments • Parent Involvement

  7. Other Health Impairment (cont’d) • Procedures to Determine Adverse Effect on Educational Performance: • Factors to Consider • Achievement Considerations • Expressive or receptive language development • Academic or Vocational Performance • Reading, Math, Written Language • Social or Emotional Competence, motor Development, Attention and Focus Skills

  8. Other Health Impairment (cont’d) • Related Definitions • Frequently Asked Questions • References and Resources

  9. For Additional Information Special Education Office Nebraska Department of Education Telephone: 402-471-2471 Web Address: www.neb.state.ne.us/SPED/sped/html