Disability Awareness

Disability

Description

Speech or Language Impairment

A communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, language impairment, or voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Specific Learning Disability

A disorder in one of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding that may manifest itself as an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do math.

Other Health Impairment

Having limited strength, vitality, or alertness with respect to the educational environment that is due to a chronic or acute health problem and adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Emotional Disturbance

A condition exhibiting one or more characteristic over a long period of time:

  • inability to learn

  • inability to build or maintain relationships

  • inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances

  • general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression

  • tendency to develop physical symptoms of fear

Traumatic Brain Injury

An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment.

Autism

A developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain.

Intellectual Disability

A disability characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior.

Visual Impairment

An impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Hearing Impairment

A hearing loss below 90 decibels.

Deafness

A hearing impairment that limits a child’s ability to process language input with or without assistance (hearing aid, amplification, etc).

Orthopedic Impairment

A physical impairment that impacts a child’s educational performance.

Multiple Disabilities

Disabilities that occur simultaneously that cause severe educational needs.

Deaf/Blindness

The combination of simultaneous hearing and visual impairments which prevent a student from participating in either hearing or visual supports.

From time to time, the district experiences phone line issues. If you should run into a problem calling in, parents may still contact the Elementary and High School Offices at the following numbers: Elementary School - (570) 853-3092 or High School - (570) 853-3918.