Moderate Global / Severe Cognitive Delay (Criteria C)
A student qualifies for services in Teacher Staffing Policy 10.1 (c) if comprehensive assessment shows that the student currently exhibits all of the characteristics described in 1,2, and 3 below:
Severe impairment of adaptive functioning in four out of five of the following areas:
Self Help/ Daily Living
Gross/ Fine Motor
With these Eligibility Criteria providing the framework, assessment of a student for the purposes of receiving Criteria C service must verify that the student falls into the categories/definition as elaborated. The expectation is that each child registered under Criteria C would have received an individual psycho-educational assessment of congnitive functioning and adaptive behaviour which would verify the existence of this level of delay in these areas. This assessment should be based on a variety of measures, both formal and informal, of intellectual ability and adaptive behaviour.
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