Gifted and Talented
Learning Disabilities
Intellectual Disabilities
Physical/Deaf/Blind
Need to Know
100

What code is used for Gifted and Talented?

 80

100

What is the code for Identifying a Learning Disability(s)?

 54

100

What is the code for Intellectual Disabilities?

52

100

Under ECS designation Physical disabilities, blindness and deaf/hard of hearing share one code, what is it?

30

100

What funding is available for Kindergarten students with mild/moderate communication delays?

 PFU (Program Unit Fund)

200

Which is not an area used to identify a student as Gifted or Talented?

Creative thinking

Communication

Kinesthesia

Communication

200

True or false, Learning disabilities encompass a diverse set of disorders arising from identifiable or inferred central nervous system dysfunction

True

200

What document does Alberta Ministry of Education use to define and identify students?

DSM 5

(The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses)

200

What are Low Incidence disabilities?

Visually or hearing impaired, deafblind students and those with complex communication needs.

200

List 2-3 mild/moderate disabilities that cannot be used in combination to qualify under code 43.

a) Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),

 b) Learning Disability (LD), 

c) Emotional Behavioral disabilities, 

d) Speech and Language Related Disabilities

300

How is exceptional potential measured?

Each school has their own individual process but most use an IQ of 130 (+/-5)

300

What is the Alberta Education definition of a student with a  learning disability?

A student with a learning disability typically possesses average or above-average intelligence but experiences specific challenges that hinder regular academic progress.

300

This form is used for helping students, what is it called?  



Goal Setting Parent Form

300

What is the name of the personalized educational plan developed for students with learning disabilities?

Individual Program Plan (IPP)

300

How many categories of severe disability are recognized for funding?

7

400

What other exceptionality receives the same funding as Gifted and Talented

Moderate/Mild Learning Delay or Disability

400

What is a mandatory requirement for every student identified with a severe disability

Individual Program Plan (IPP)

400

What is the 7 question parent process for planning for their child’s success in school?

The MAPS Planning System

400

According to statics from February 2023, how many visual, hearing or communication impaired students are in Alberta?

Approximately 7,500

400

List the seven (7) severe disability types recognized by Alberta Learning

Mental,

Emotional/Behavioral, Multiple, Physical/Medical, Deafness, Blindness, and

Communication.

500

How are the needs of a Gifted and Talented student met?

Schools develop an IPP that includes explicit recommendation for DI. 

Additionally families can also apply for specialized programming (GATE)  which is reserved for only Gifted and Talented learners. 

500

Which of the following is not one of the unintentional effects of one-to-one  EA support:

-unnecessary adult dependency

-improved teacher student relationships

-isolation from classmates

-inhibition of opportunities for choice and creativity 

Improved teacher student relationships

 (1:1 EA support has been proven to decrease teacher/ student engagement)

500

What grant provides funding for Kindergarten children with “severe disabilities and severe language delay”?

SLS (Specialized Learning Support) Kindergarten Severe Grant

500

Why was the funding for Deaf/Blind increased from 1.5 Million to 5 Million for the 23-24 school year?

Allows for more funds to be allocated to hiring specialized professionals and equipment.

500

Which of the following is not recognized for funding under severe disabilities category Mental, Emotional/Behavioral, Multiple, Physical/Medical, Deafness, Blindness, and Mild Communication

Mild communication



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