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Changes made in school to enable students with a disability to learn without affecting the content of what they are learning.
A professional trained to help patients with ADHD get past obstacles and reach their goals.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
A neurobehavioral disorder that is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning and development.
A management program that teaches people how to replace negative behaviors with positive behaviors.
Clinical social worker:
A social worker who has been trained to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Free appropriate public education (FAPE):
Education that's free to parents, caregivers, and children; generally provided in public school; and eligible for children with disabilities. FAPE is mandated by both IDEA and Section 504.
Individualized education program (IEP):
A written agreement, mandated by IDEA, between parent and school that states the child's current academic and functional performance, formal learning accommodations, and measurable annual goals for what the child is supposed to achieve. As a child gets older, he or she plays a more direct role in shaping this conversation.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
A federal civil rights law that requires schools that receive funds from the US government to provide free appropriate public education for children with disabilities who qualify for formal learning accommodations.
Least restrictive environment (LRE):
A principle of IDEA and Section 504 that encourages keeping children in the regular classroom with modifications and support and placing them in special classrooms only if necessary.
A health care professional who provides therapy centered on using the senses (eg, sight, hearing, touch).
Part of the brain that plays a role in controlling attention, behavior, judgement, and emotion.