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Title: Bulletin 1508 Training 2009 Revision


1
Bulletin 1508 Training 2009 Revision
  • Spring/Summer
  • 2009
  • Part 2

2
701. Autism
  • Definition
  • (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  • Aspergers, PDD-NOS, etc. may be considered for
    classification
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • disturbances may be characterized by delays,
    deviances, arrests
  • Bold text for emphasis
  • Expansion/elaboration of terms

3
701. Autism (contd.)
  • Screening for sensory processing difficulties
  • Now in Screening Activities, 305.
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Systematic observations
  • Audiological when hearing screening not
    definitive
  • Augmentative/alternative communication assessment
  • Review and analysis of response to research-based
    interventions

4
701. Autism (contd.)
  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Sensory processing issues
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Tactile
  • Vestibular
  • Olfactory/gustatory
  • Proprioceptive
  • Motor planning
  • Attention/arousal
  • Motor difficulties

5
703. Deaf-Blindness
  • Definition
  • When student has deafness and blindness, must
    classify as having deaf-blindness
  • Continue to notify State Deaf-Blind Census
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Hearing Impairment now Deafness

6
703. Deaf-Blindness (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Speech and language assessment includes
  • Receptive language
  • Expressive language
  • Determination of language level and communication
    skills
  • Examiner
  • Is fluent in students primary communication mode
  • If not fluent, certified interpreter/transliterato
    r used

7
705. Developmental Delay
  • Definition
  • Must categorically classify
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • May categorically classify
  • When meet criteria for other disabilities
  • Classify as DD or other categorical disability
  • When delays in addition to Speech/Language
    evident
  • When student has deafness and blindness, must
    classify as having deaf-blindness

8
705. Developmental Delay (contd.)
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Language only
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • assistance with daily living due to health
    concerns
  • Educational assessment
  • Review and analysis of RTI
  • Documented by progress monitoring
  • Occupational Therapy assessment

9
705. Developmental Delay (contd.)
  • Procedures for Reevaluation
  • Triennial waiver
  • Student not approaching 9th birthday
  • No other disability is suspected
  • Student continues to have disability and need
    services

10
707. Emotional Disturbance
  • Definition
  • Federal definition adopted
  • 2004 definition moved to Criteria
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Educational performance description expanded
  • Two different settings
  • Functional Disability
  • Now 1 rather than 2 of the functional disability
    criteria must be met
  • Omitted conductsecondary to an emotional
    disorder

11
707. Emotional Disturbance (contd.)
  • Duration
  • No revisions
  • Educational Performance
  • Behaviors exist after research-based
    interventions
  • Interventions include
  • Operationally defined target behaviors
  • Systematic measurement
  • Baseline
  • Monitoring of response to intervention
  • Graphing/charting of intervention results
  • Description of length and any changes
  • Interventions did not significantly modify
    behaviors

12
707. Emotional Disturbance (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Screening for out-of-home/school placement
  • Need for multi-agency services
  • Review of FBA
  • Target behavior intensity, duration and frequency
  • Antecedents and consequences
  • Across settings
  • Multiple informants
  • Determination of function(s) of target
    behavior(s)

13
707. Emotional Disturbance (contd.)
  • Review of intervention
  • Scientifically research-based interventions
  • Implemented with fidelity
  • Did not significantly modify problem behavior
  • Appropriateness and effectiveness
  • Recommendation for provision of related services
  • Counseling, school psychological or school social
    work
  • If decision not to provide, must document and
    justify in report

14
709. Hearing Impairment
  • 2009 Definition
  • 2004 Definition
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Permanent or fluctuating
  • Impaired in processing linguistic information
    through hearing
  • Adversely affects educational performance
  • Includes
  • Deafness
  • Limits use of auditory channel
  • Hard of hearing
  • Permanent/fluctuating loss
  • Unilateral loss
  • High frequency loss
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Permanent or fluctuating
  • Adversely affects educational performance
  • Includes
  • Deafness
  • impaired in processing linguistic information
    through hearing
  • Hard of hearing
  • Permanent/fluctuating loss
  • Unilateral loss
  • Localize sound
  • High Frequency loss

15
709. Hearing Impairment (contd.) Criteria for
Eligibility
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • Audiological evidence
  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • Unilateral hearing loss
  • High frequency hearing loss
  • Consistent with definition
  • Audiological evidence
  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • Consistent with definition

16
709. Hearing Impairment (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Deafness
  • Impact of impairment on ability to process
    linguistic information
  • Reevaluation must be conducted when
  • Student has not been considered for Usher
    Syndrome
  • Student is at risk for Syndrome
  • At-risk indicators
  • Unable to walk by 13 months

17
711. Mental Disability
  • Definition
  • Changed to federal definition
  • Related limitations in life skill areas removed
  • Degree of impairment section under Criteria
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Intervention fidelity
  • Progress monitoring at reasonable intervals
  • Inadequate rate of progress relative to peers

18
711. Mental Disability (contd.)
  • Interventions required for mild degree of
    impairment
  • Profound degree of impairment eliminated
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Educational assessment
  • Informal and formal assessments
  • Review and analysis of assessment results
  • Students response to intervention documented by
    progress monitoring data

19
711. Mental Disability (contd.)
  • Adaptive behavior assessment includes information
    from
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • If only one informant, must explain in report
  • Psychological assessment
  • Appraisal of classroom observation information
    removed
  • Appraisal of emotional or cultural/linguistic
    factors

20
711. Mental Disability (contd.)
  • Assessment of language development and/or
    communication skills
  • Augmentative/alternative communication assessment

21
713. Multiple Disabilities
  • Definition
  • Federal definition
  • Deafness blindness ? multiple disabilities
  • Deafness blindness ? developmental delay
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • No substantive changes
  • Moderate to severe degree

22
715. Orthopedic Impairment
  • Definition
  • No changes
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes
  • Additional procedures for evaluation
  • Educational assessment
  • Review/analysis of RTI
  • Documented by progress monitoring data

23
717. Other Health Impairment
  • Definition
  • Changed to current federal
  • Tuberculosis removed
  • Tourette syndrome added
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • When condition responds to behavioral
    interventions, evidence that
  • Scientifically research-based interventions
  • Implemented with fidelity
  • Did not significantly modify problem behavior

24
717. Other Health Impairment (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • When condition responds to behavioral
    interventions
  • Review of FBA
  • Target behavior intensity, duration and frequency
  • Antecedents and consequences
  • Across settings
  • Multiple informants
  • Determination of function of target behavior(s)

25
717. Other Health Impairment (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Review of intervention
  • Scientifically research-based interventions
  • Implemented with fidelity
  • Did not significantly modify problem behavior
  • Appropriateness and effectiveness
  • Intervention includes
  • Operationally defined target behaviors
  • Systematic measurement
  • Baseline
  • Monitoring of response to intervention
  • Graphing/charting of intervention results
  • Description of length and any changes

26
719. Specific Learning Disability
  • Definition
  • Changed to match federal
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Not primarily result of
  • Visual, hearing, motor disability
  • Mental disability
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Cultural factors
  • Environmental/economic disadvantage
  • Limited English proficiency

27
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Review of interventions
  • Interventions
  • Appropriate to age and skill deficits
  • Address SBLC area(s) of concern
  • Sufficient data to determine if progress is
    adequate
  • Graphing/charting of intervention results
  • Description of intervention length and any
    changes
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Conducted with fidelity
  • For length of time necessary to determine
    effectiveness

28
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Intervention results
  • Progress adequate ? No disability suspected
  • Progress inadequate ? Further assessment
  • Sustained/substantial
  • effort ? Further assessment

29
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Student does not achieve adequately
  • For age
  • Grade level standards
  • In one of the following
  • Oral expression
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Basic reading skills
  • Reading fluency skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Mathematics calculation
  • Mathematics problem solving

30
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Assurances documented
  • Appropriate instruction in math
  • Delivered by qualified personnel
  • Explicit and systematic instruction in reading
    including
  • Phonics
  • Phoneme awareness
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Delivered by qualified personnel

31
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Parents provided with
  • Data-based documentation
  • Repeated assessments
  • Reasonable intervals
  • Formal assessment of student progress during
    instruction
  • Evidence of pattern of strengths and low
    achievement
  • Standard deviation requirements remain same
  • Severe discrepancy requirement removed
  • Kindergarten removed

32
719. Specific Learning Disability (contd.)
  • Clear strengths and weaknesses not evident
  • Preponderance of data supports disability
  • Explain and justify in evaluation report

33
721. Speech or Language Impairment
  • Definition
  • No changes
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Articulation
  • characterized by consistent addition,
    omission, or incorrect
  • Language
  • developmental functioning levels omitted
  • Interventions for K and above
  • Intervention data documented

34
721. Speech or Language Impairment (contd.)
  • Articulation, fluency, voice conducted by
  • speech-language pathologist
  • speech-language pathology assistant
  • Language conducted by
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Other appropriate personnel

35
721. Speech or Language Impairment (contd.)
  • Interventions must document
  • Based on students rate of learning
  • Skill acquisition unlikely
  • Within reasonable period of time
  • Articulation Acquire correct use of targeted
    phonemes
  • Fluency Attain normal fluency
  • Voice Attain normal voice quality
  • Language Acquire targeted language skills
  • Interventions may be conducted through support
    services

36
721. Speech or Language Impairment (contd.)
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Assessment of language processing
  • Review and analysis of intervention data for
  • Students in grades K or above
  • Children aged 3-5, when appropriate
  • Educational assessment conducted by
  • Classroom teacher
  • articulation, fluency or voice
  • Educational diagnostician or other qualified PA
    member
  • language

37
723. Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Definition and Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Reevlauation
  • If notable changes
  • Do not use waiver process
  • Conduct triennial

38
725. Visual Impairment
  • Definition
  • Deafness blindness ? Deaf-blindness
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes
  • Additional Procedures for Evaluation
  • Orientation and Mobility assessment only when
    screening results indicate need
  • Procedures for Reevaluation
  • Conduct triennial if condition progressive or
    unstable

39
901. Gifted
  • Definition
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Screening
  • If student
  • Meets screening criteria, must refer for
    evaluation
  • Does not meet screening criteria, enhance skills
    and increase knowledge
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes

40
901. Gifted
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Grades 1-12
  • Scores obtained from screening instrument shall
    not be used in Standard Matrix
  • Omitted requirements for
  • Review of educational performance
  • Observation on structured test
  • Standard deviation ranges adjusted on Matrix

41
903. Talented
  • Definition
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Screening
  • Each LEA must screen for visual arts, music,
    and/or theatre
  • State approved screening form
  • If passes screening, must refer for evaluation
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No rounding
  • Score of 12-15 on theatre interview scale

42
903. Talented
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • LEA provides transportation, when necessary

43
1101. Reevaluations
  • When is reevaluation required?
  • Educational or related service needs warrant
  • Teacher or parent request
  • Significant change to more restrictive
  • lt 40 of day in regular class
  • lt 40 in regular early childhood program
  • No longer suspected of exceptionality including
    those with only a speech or language impairment

44
1101. Reevaluations (contd.)
  • Not required
  • Graduation with regular high school diploma
  • Age eligibility for FAPE exceeded
  • Must occur at least once every three years unless
    parent and LEA agree unnecessary
  • May be necessary
  • When data not adequate
  • For students with
  • Developmental delay
  • Hearing impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual impairments

45
1101. Reevaluations (contd.)
  • For gifted/talented only
  • May be accomplished through IEP
  • Discussion documented on IEP
  • Informed parental consent sent prior to meeting
  • Copy sent to pupil appraisal

46
1105. Reevaluation Procedures
  • When parent does not consent to triennial waiver
  • Conduct review ( 1105. A. 1-9, B. 1-4)
  • May be conducted without meeting
  • No additional data needed, parent notified of
  • Determination and reasons
  • Right to request an assessment
  • Written notification documents that reevaluation
    occurred

47
1105. Reevaluation Procedures (contd.)
  • Additional data needed
  • Conduct review ( 1105. A. 1-9)
  • Collect data to determine ( 1105. B. 1-4)
  • Incorporate those data with requirements in
    1105. F. G. into reevaluation report
  • Use self-review form in Appendix B

48
Triennial Reevaluation Waiver
  • Sufficient evidence that student
  • Is making adequate progress
  • Continues to have disability
  • Continues to need services
  • Is making progress in meeting goals
  • Is participating in the general curriculum
  • No additional data needed
  • Date of consent for waiver may not occur earlier
    than 6 months before evaluation expiration date

49
1301. Special Services
  • Overview
  • Some reorganization
  • No substantive changes

50
1303. Adapted Physical Education
  • Definition
  • Reorganized
  • No substantial changes
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Ages 3 through 5 (LAMAP)
  • Student meets 69 percent or less of motor skills
  • Mild motor deficits 45-69 of skills
  • Moderate motor deficits 20-44 of skills
  • Severe motor deficits 19 or less

51
1303. Adapted Physical Education (contd.)
  • Ages 6 through 21 (CTAPE)
  • Student meets 69 percent or less of competencies
  • Mild motor deficits 45-69 of competencies
  • Moderate motor deficits 20-44 of competencies
  • Severe motor deficits 19 or less
  • Students not able to participate due to
    disability
  • Autism added

52
1303. Adapted Physical Education (contd.)
  • Procedures for screening
  • Moved to screening section
  • Procedures for evaluation
  • Ages 3-5 LAMAP
  • Ages 6-21 CTAPE
  • For students with Autism
  • Written documentation verifying reduced
    performance
  • Provision and continuation of services

53
1305. Assistive Technology
  • Definition and Criteria
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Screening
  • Moved to screening section
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Assistive technology personnel added

54
1501. Related Services
  • Overview
  • Eligibility criteria now included for
  • School psychological services
  • School social work services

55
1503. Occupational Therapy
  • Definition
  • No changes
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Conducted by licensed OT
  • Provision and continuation of services

56
1505. Orientation and Mobility
  • Definition and Criteria
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Screening
  • Found in
  • Visual Impairment
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • No changes

57
1507. Physical Therapy
  • Definition, Criteria and Procedures
  • No substantive changes
  • Provision and continuation of services

58
1509. School Health and School Nurse Services
  • Definition
  • Includes School Nurse services
  • Criteria
  • No changes
  • Procedures for Evaluation

59
1511. School Psychological Services
  • Definition
  • Federal definition
  • Administering tests and other procedures
  • Interpreting assessment results
  • Interpreting information about behavior and
    learning
  • Consulting to plan school programs
  • Planning and managing psychological services
  • Assisting in developing positive behavioral
    interventions

60
1511. School Psychological Services (contd.)
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Student classified and eligible for services
  • Evidence that services are necessary for benefit
  • Documented
  • Observable
  • Measurable

61
1511. School Psychological Services (contd.)
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Assessment conducted by certified school
    psychologist
  • Determination of appropriateness of evidence
  • Systematic observation
  • Any additional procedures
  • Provide recommendations for interventions,
    strategies and services
  • Provision and continuation of services

62
1513. School Social Work Services
  • Definition
  • Federal definition
  • Preparing social or developmental history
  • Providing group and individual counseling
  • Addressing difficulties that affect school
    adjustment
  • Mobilizing school and community resources
  • Assisting in developing positive behavioral
    intervention strategies

63
1513. School Social Work Services (contd.)
  • Criteria for Eligibility
  • Student classified and eligible for services
  • Evidence that services are necessary for benefit
  • Documented
  • Observable
  • Measurable

64
1513. School Social Work Services (contd.)
  • Procedures for Evaluation
  • Assessment conducted by qualified school social
    worker includes
  • Documentation of psycho-social stressors
  • Determination of appropriateness of evidence
  • Family interview
  • Student interview
  • Interview with students teacher
  • Review of mental health and/or health records
  • Recommendations for interventions/strategies/servi
    ces
  • Provision and continuation of services

65
1515. Speech-Language Pathology Services
  • Definition, Criteria, Procedures
  • No substantive changes
  • Provision and continuation of services
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