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100

A kindergarten student your class has an IEP goal to focus on articulation of the letter "r"   She has had an IEP since she was four. 

What is Speech and Language Impairment? 

100

Rafael was involved in a serious accident as a child and experienced a head injury. He has speech services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.  He is in a classroom of 5 peers and 2 adults (5:1:1). 

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

100

Your student has an IEP and reads Braille. 

What is a Visual Impairment? 

100

A student in your class will be  moved to a new school next year.  At CSE, you learned that she will have new non-academic goals focusing on adaptive behavior. She has an IEP and a cognitive disability.  Her cognitive testing indicated that her IQ is below average, and she is exempt from NYS Assessments. 

What is Intellectual Disability? 

100
You are at a CSE meeting for a child in your class who is scheduled for a cochlear implant soon.  The child has no hearing.  

What is "Deafness?"

200

Rafael has an IEP.  He is allowed several movement breaks throughout the day to help him focus in class.  He has a medical diagnosis for ADHD. 

What is Other Health Impairment? 

200

Jaeda was diagnosed at birth with Cerebral Palsy.  She receives speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to support her mobility.  She spends only half of the day in a general education inclusive setting because of motor coordination difficulties.

What is Orthopedic Impairment?

200

If Helen Keller lived today this would likely be the classification of her disability.

What is Deaf-Blindness? 

200

Jeremy is a high school student who has been placed out of your building for violent outbursts and disruptive behavior. He is considered a risk to himself and others.  He has an IEP. 

What is Emotional Disturbance? 

200
You are the school psychologist.  The CSE has asked for your recommended classification for a child in first grade who: 

-Has average cognitive abilities

-Has a relatively safe, stable, and healthy upbringing as determined in the social history

-Has normal relationships with peers

-Does not recognize letters and is considered a pre-reader (a early kindergarten reader)

What is "Specific Learning Disability?"

300

A representative from district office came in to your class to install an amplification device for a student with an IEP.  The student also sits close to the front (preferential seating) so that your words are clear and distinguished. The student has had several serious ear surgeries.  

What is Hearing Impairment? 

300

Your class is small classroom of 12 students with 2 adults (12:1:1).  Maya has a phobia that limits her participation throughout the day.  She can become fearful, anxious, and run from the classroom. She has injured herself many times at school. She is in fifth grade. She is medicated by a psychiatrist. 

What is an emotional disturbance? 

300

In your class, you have a child who takes home books on tapes.  He has an IEP, and he can read.  However, he has an accommodation to have audio materials due to a processing disorder. 

What is Specific Learning Disability? 

300

Luna, a ten year old girl, attends a different school in the city: Rochester School for the Deaf.  She has an IEP and has not been in a general education classroom.

What is Hearing Impairment? 

300

You are the chair of the CSE (Committee on Special Education.  You are reviewing notes for an upcoming meeting for a middle school student who has an existing classification of Emotional Disturbance. You wonder if the classification is appropriate.   You recommend ___________classification based upon: 

- a recent diagnosis of a social communication disorder that involves a speech delay, poor social skills, difficulty with transitions, and sensory overstimulation.  

- a social history that says the student has not exhibited emotional outburst since in a therapeutic program 

What is "Autism?"

400

A student with an IEP in your class has recently been diagnosed with a seizure disorder.  The seizures and medications are impacting the student's ability to learn. 

What is Other Health Impairment? 

400

Will, now in high school, was born exposed to drugs and alcohol at birth.  He attends a local BOCES program.  He has difficulties learning because he has many challenges including  a  hearing impairment, severe anxiety, an auditory processing disorder, and an orthopedic impairment. 

What is Multiple Disabilities? 

400

A student in your colleague's class has been struggling to form friendships.  She does not always make eye contact. She is performing at grade level across all subjects. She has been referred to CSE.  Based upon what you know, her classification will likely be....

What is "Not Eligible?"

400

A family member of a child in your class recently disclosed that his child had early lead exposure which contributed to attention difficulties.  The child exhibits no behavioral problems and no learning difficulties. 

What is "No Classification?"

400

You are the science teacher for 8th grade.  A student in your class has been recommended to CSE due to poor academic performance in all subjects.  The student has been absent for 70 out of 100 days this year, and last year the student missed 100 days.  The classification is likely to be ________________. 

"What is "Ineligible for Special Education?" 

500

A student in your class has recently been diagnosed for a social communication disorder.  This student had delayed speech until four years old, avoids eye contact, and has trouble having two-way conversations with his peers. 

What is Autism? 

500

Micah had a serious accident in middle school.  Now that he is in high school, he uses a mobility device to go long distances on the campus.  He does not have any challenges learning or navigating the school building. 

What is "Orthopedic Impairment"?

500

A first grade student in your class uses a PECS board with pictures to communicate as defined by the IEP. Her vocabulary is about 20 words in total.  She is resistant to changing classes for special subjects, and her family says that music is overstimulating and too loud.    

What is Autism? 

500

Sade is a high school student who is 20 years old.  She is working on a transition plan to move from her parents' house to a group home.  She reads at a second grade level and has challenges supporting herself independently (e.g., self-care, finances, safety). She is also deaf. 

What are Multiple Disabilities? 

500

You are a teacher in a CSE meeting.  A student has been referred initially for a ADHD medical diagnosis and low performance in all subject areas. The school psychologist did not submit cognitive testing in the report.  What are the outcomes of the meeting? 

What is "Ineligible for Special Education?"

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