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DISABILITY GLOSSARY AND REFERENCES
  • A Brief Introduction to Disabilities
    This site deals extensively with four major categories of impairments: Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Physical Impairments, and Cognitive/Language Impairments
    http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/population/populat.htm

  • Accommodations and Issues Applicable to Specific Disability Categories
    This site talks about the accommodations for Persons with Visual Disabilities, Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Persons with Motor Disabilities, Persons with Limited Physical Tolerance, Learning, Psychiatric, Development or Other Disabilities, and Example Cases of Test Accommodations
    http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/plcy-pltq/guides/assessment-evaluation/apwd-eph/ch6-eng.htm

  • Definitions of Disability Commonly Used By Schools
    This site explains definitions for Physical Disabilities, Acquired Disabilities, and
    Developmental Disabilities

    http://www.geocities.com/aneecp/distypes.htm

  • Dictionary: For Parents of Children with Disabilities
    Dictionary: For Parents of Children with Disabilities includes terminology used within the fields of: Testing/Evaluation, Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services, Medical and Therapeutic Services, Family Supports and Resources, Vocational Training, Independent Living, Guardianship, and Insurance.
    http://www.usd.edu/cd/publications/dictionary.cfm

  • Types of Learning Disabilities
    This site deals with the following issues: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders, Academic
    Skills Disorders, and Other Learning Differences

    http://www.ldonline.org/abcs_info/ld_types.html

  • Types of Learning Disabilities
    There are many kinds of learning disabilities and the jargon can get confusing.
    This site lists some common terms and their definitions.

    http://www.stfx.ca/campus/stu-serv/disabled-students/ld/types.html

  • What Are the Types of Learning Disabilities?
    Learning disabilities can be divided into three broad categories: Developmental speech and language disorders, Academic skills disorders, and "Other," a catch-all that includes certain coordination disorders and learning handicaps not covered by the other terms
    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/index.cfm

  • Types of Physical Disabilities and Possible Accommodations
    This site deals with disabilities such as: Students with Visual Impairments, Hearing Impaired Students, Mobility and Manual Dexterity Impaired Students, and Other Medical Conditions
    http://www.deed.state.mn.us/rehab/

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