Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA

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Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA by Mind Map: Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA

1. Emotional Disturbance

1.1. anxiety disorders; bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depression); conduct disorders; eating disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and psychotic disorders.

2. Intellectual Disability

2.1. Significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period.

3. Multiple Disabilities

3.1. simultaneous impairments (such as mental retardation-blindness, mental retardation orthopedic impairment, etc.)

4. Orthopedic Impairment

4.1. includes impairments caused by a congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease and impairments from other causes.

5. Other Health Impairment

5.1. Having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli

6. Specific Learning Disability

6.1. includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

7. Autism

7.1. Affects verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction

8. Deaf-Blindness

8.1. simultaneous] hearing and visual impairments.

9. Deafness

9.1. A hearing impairment so severe that a child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification

10. Developmental Delay

10.1. a delay in one or more of the following areas: physical development; cognitive development; communication; social or emotional development; or adaptive [behavioral] development.

11. Hearing Impairment

11.1. An impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating. Does not fall under "Deafness"

12. Speech or Language Impairment

12.1. A communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment

13. Traumatic Brain Injury

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

14. Visual Impairment Including Blindness

14.1. Includes both partial sight and blindness.