Severe Health/Neurological/Related Disorders: (Criteria G)
A child/youth qualifies for services via Teacher Staffing Policy 10.1 (G) if s/he meets the following 6 criteria:
1. The child/youth demonstrates four (4) or more of the following six characteristics :
(i) severe or pervasive impairment in several areas of development, in reciprocal social interaction skills and/or communication skills,
(ii) stereotyped behaviour and/or interests,
(iii) manifested in the first years of life,
(iv) prenatal and /or postnatal growth restriction,
(v) central nervous system involvement, such as neurological abnormalities, developmental delays, behavioral dysfunction, learning disabilities or other intellectual impairments,
(vi) skull and brain malformations and characteristics,
OR s/he has sustained a traumatic brain injury experiencing severe problems in two or more of the following areas: metacognition, social/emotional, sensorimotor, communication/language areas.
2. A comprehensive assessment demonstrates the presence of a Pervasive Development Disorder as defined by the DSM IV1 or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Traumatic Brain Injury
and has ruled out other primary causes for the disability such as a visual impairment, hearing impairment, learning disability, emotional / behavioral disorder, physical disability, cognitive disability, environmental deprivation , cultural or economic disadvantage or speech disorder.
3. Documentation of services offered in Pathways 1, 2 and/or 3 demonstrate that interventions have been unsuccessful in meeting the child's/ youth's needs and Pathway 4 interventions must be added.
1 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV
4. The student is enrolled in four or more alternate courses in the high school/ alternate programs in K- 9. Each course should require at least 60 minutes teaching per week. These alternate courses could be in any of the following areas academics, social skills, communication, problem solving/reasoning, metacognition, social rules, abstract concepts, self help skills, functional life skills, organization strategies. Alternate course descriptions are included with the ISSP. If the course is registered for credit it must be at least 55 hours in length for one credit and 110 hours for 2 credits.
5. The student is receiving direct instruction to transfer skills learned in alternate courses to other environments.
6. The educational component of the ISSP, as signed by the team, indicates:
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