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2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist

Learn how to quickly and easily identify students with disabilities in your classroom!

If you're a general education teacher with little or no experience in special education, identifying children and adolescents with potential disabilities may seem an impossible task. Until now! Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and general education and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help you quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioral disorders, cognitive disabilities, speech or language impairment, health-related disabilities, and more.

Using the practical checklists and resources in this guide, teachers can quickly and accurately gather key information to determine whether or not individual students need specialized assessment, attention, and services while complying with ...

Warning Signs of Sensory Impairment
Warning signs of sensory impairment

This section contains two lists for sensory impairments:

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
Warning Signs of Hearing Impairment

A Hearing Impairment may occur in only one ear, or it may exist only at certain frequencies. For instance, a child may hear low sounds quite clearly but have difficulties with high-frequency sounds (or vice versa), so that what they hear is broken up by gaps where a specific frequency loss occurs. For instance, they may hear “Sue is going to have a shower” as “Ue i going to have a ower,” but hear “Mom will help you do the job,” quite clearly.

  • Has trouble hearing when two or more people are talking.
  • Appears to have trouble hearing when there is a lot of background ...
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