sub average intellectual functioning, an IQ of 70 or below on an
individually administered intelligence test and concurrent deficits in
adaptive behavior evaluated according to developmental age. Onset must
be before the age of 18.
An acute or chronic health condition which adversely
affects the student’s learning in the regular classroom.
orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational
performance and is caused by congenital anomalies, disease, accidents or
A disorder in one or more of the basic
psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language,
spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to
listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical
calculations. The State of Illinois
requires that the determination of specific learning disability
eligibility utilizes a method that documents the student’s response to
scientific, research based interventions..
speech, voice, fluency, augmentative communication or language delay
that affect the student’s educational performance in the classroom as
determined by a full case study evaluation.
Evidence of educational deficits linked to traumatic brain injury resulting in impairments in one or more areas.
significant medically diagnosed visual condition must be documented on
an ISBE ocular report form, on a State of Illinois Vision Examination
Report, in a letter from an eye doctor or in a copy of a doctor’s chart
notes. An educational assessment of vision must be performed by a person
certified in the area of visual impairment.