Special Education: Eligibility Criteria Under Intellectual Disability
Amanda (Mandi) Miller
Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior
Areas of Special Education
Eligibility Criteria for Intellecutal Disability
Use of Adaptive Behavior Determinants
13 SpEd Categories:
Emotional Disturbance (ED)
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Other Health Impairment (OHI)
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Visual Impairment (including blindness)
Eligibility Criteria - ID:
3 criteria must be met after cognitive and IQ testing is evaluated:
1. Deficits in problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgement, academic learning, & learning from experience.
2. Adaptive functioning that significantly does not conform to developmental & social standards for independence & meet social expectations.
3. Childhood onset.
1- Meeting everyday needs and social
requirements (i.e. direct instruction of social skills)
2- Transitions to different settings (i.e. "heads up" for transitioning to different activities)
3- Different behaviors expected in different environments (i.e. social stories)