Disabilities Described – Cognitive Disabilities

Cognitive Disabilities

Students who have significant intellectual delays and marked delays in adaptive behavior that interfere their ability to learn may have a mild, moderate or severe cognitive disability.  Education evaluation will include assessment of cognitive ability, academic achievement, functional skills, social and developmental history and any other assessments necessary to determine eligibility or services.  Programming may include remediation in the areas of significant delays such as functional academics, communication, self help skills, daily living skills, socialization, and motor skills.  Students may also focus on pre-vocational skills and recreation activities in the school environment or in the community.  Services may be provided in a variety of environments such as general education, a resource room or self contained classroom.   Related services, accommodations and modifications may be provided to support the student’s needs as determined appropriate in the IEP.