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Colorado Department of Education

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Colorado Department of Education
CDE Website
Terminology for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities as defined by the Colorado Department of Education
by Adriel Fullwood, Megan Weaver, and Cheri Overstreet

Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness



"A child with a hearing impairment, including deafness shall have a deficiency in hearing sensitivity as demonstrated by an elevated threshold of auditory sensitivity to pure tones or speech where even with the help of amplification, the student is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."
-See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-db

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf


Serious Emotional Disability
(formerly Significant Identifiable Emotional Disturbance)

Definition: A child with a Serious Emotional Disability shall have emotional or social functioning which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education. - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-emotional#sthash.xZSVUP3R.dpuf

Resource- Guidebook for Determining the Eligibility of Students with SIED
(for use by districts that have not adopted SED criteria - can be used until July 2016)
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-emotional#sthash.xZSVUP3R.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf

Intellectual Disability
(formerly Significant Limited Intellectual Capacity)
"A child with an Intellectual Disability shall have reduced general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the development period, which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-intellectual#sthash.XgRqCtSs.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Multiple Disabilities
"A child with Multiple Disabilities shall have two or more areas of significant impairment, one of which shall be an intellectual disability. The other areas of impairment include: Orthopedic Impairment, Visual Impairment including Blindness, Hearing Impairment including Deafness, Speech or Language Impairment, Serious Emotional Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Other Health Impaired. The combination of such impairments creates a unique condition that is evidenced through a multiplicity of severe educational needs which prevent the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-multiple#sthash.7Ad1oe8A.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Orthopedic Impairment
"A child with an Orthopedic Impairment has a severe neurological/muscular/skeletal abnormality that impedes mobility, which prevent the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-orthopedic#sthash.2fpUHp01.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Other Health Impairment
"Other Health Impaired (OHI) means having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment due to a chronic or acute health problem, including but not limited to asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, leukemia, kidney disease, sickle cell anemia or Tourette syndrome."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-other#sthash.8vZWleWT.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Specific Learning Disability
"Specific Learning Disability means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-sld#sthash.VK0YpGj5.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Speech or Language Impairment
"A child with a Speech or Language Impairment shall have a communicative disorder which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-sli#sthash.BNWDudgm.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Traumatic Brain Injury
"A child with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a child with 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 impairment adversely affects the child's ability to receive reasonable educational benefit from general education."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-tbi#sthash.KzMVxm9U.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Visual Impairment,
Including Blindness
"A child with a Visual Impairment, including Blindness shall have a deficiency in visual acuity and/or visual field and/or visual functioning where, even with the use of lenses or corrective devices, he/she is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-vision#sthash.6eAXUErf.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Deaf-Blindness
"A child with Deaf-blindness has concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-db#sthash.apbwfxXN.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
Infant / Toddler
with a Disability
"An Infant/Toddler with a Disability shall be a child from birth through two years of age meeting the definition and criteria described in 2 CCR 503-1, 16.920 D."
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-infant#sthash.lpreMc9g.dpuf

For legal definitions included in Colorado Rules for the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) - Effective March 2, 2013 - See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/rules#sthash.6nlqAauS.dpuf
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