Services

SPEECH

(From the Alabama Administrative Code, Alabama State Board of Education, State Department of Education, Chapter 290-8-9, Special Education Services Update 11/04/13):

Speech or Language Impairment means a communication disorder in the area of articulation, voice, fluency, or language that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

 

BEHAVIOR

If a behavior problem is noted in the Special Instructional Factors of an IEP, the behavior must be addressed and the IEP Team must consider the use of positive behavioral interventions, supports, and/or other strategies to address that behavior. Additionally, the IEP Team may address the behavior through annual goals in the IEP. The child's IEP may include modifications in his or her program, support for his or her teachers, and any related services necessary to achieve those behavioral goals.

INSTRUCTION

(From the Alabama Administrative Code, Alabama State Board of Education, State Department of Education, Chapter 290-8-9.00 [21], Special Education Services Update 11/04/13):

Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.