Educational limitations associated with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities are accommodated in accordance with the following categories:
Mobility or orthopedically impaired means a serious limitation to ambulating or motor function.
Acquired Brain Injured
Acquired brain injured means a verified deficit in brain functioning which results in a partial or total loss of cognitive, communicative, motor, psychosocial, and/or sensory/perceptual abilities.
Psychological disability means a persistent psychological or psychiatric disorder, or emotional or mental illness. May include (but not limited to) chronic conditions such as major depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The following conditions are not psychological disabilities:
Learning disability is defined as a persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction which may exist with other disabling conditions. To be categorized as learning disabled a student must exhibit:
Includes all other students with disabilities and their concomitant functional limitations who do not fall into any of the categories aforementioned. Some examples include: epilepsy, diabetes, lupus, attention deficit disorder, etc.
For more information please contact the DSPS office at (916) 691-7275.