Specific Learning Disability
A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations. The term shall not include children who have learning problems that are primarily the result of hearing.
A condition within the Specific Learning Disability eligibility category that is listed separately on the IEP form. Dyslexia impacts reading, specifically decoding and accurate and/or fluent word recognition, and spelling.
Speech and/or Language Impairment
A communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment or a voice impairment, which adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, which adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
A measurable visual impairment that, even after correction, continues to adversely affect the child’s educational performance. The term shall include both partially sighted and blind children.