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Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

School Avoidance

School Boards

School Climate

School Discipline

School Phobic

School Placement

Section 504--A civil rights law that ensures that children with disabilities have equal access to education by receiving accommodations and modifications.

Self Advocacy--the ability to constructively inquire and act on one’s own behalf in order to be successful

Self Regulation

Self-Contained--a setting, apart from the regular educational environment, where a child with a disability spends more than 60% of his/her school day.

Sensory Integration Disorder

SETT Process--A process by which teachers, parents, and student discuss the characteristics of the Student, Environment, Tasks, and Technology available to support the student.  This process is usually done when assessing whether a student might need Assistive Technology.

Social Skills

Special Education

Specific Learning Disability (SLD)--a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, write, spell or to do math calculations. The term includes conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.

Spectrum (Autism)

Speech and Language (Impairment)--communication disorder such as stuttering; impaired articulation, language impairment, or a voice impairment which adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Speech and Language Services--a related service that includes--

  • (i)  Identification of children with speech or language impairments;
  • (ii)  Diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments;
  • (iii)  Referral for medical or other professional attention necessary for the habilitation of speech or language impairments;
  • (iv)  Provision of speech and language services for the habilitation or prevention of communicative
  • impairments; and
  • (v)  Counseling and guidance of parents, children, and teachers regarding speech and language impairments.



Standardized Testing--tests which have norms reflecting a larger population, usually age or grade based norms reflecting the performance of children throughout the country; given under uniform conditions with the same instructions given every time.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Study Island

Study Skills--Strategies or activities to help students learn how to study, organize their materials and workspace, conduct research, plan for multiple-step or long-term assignments and take tests


Suicide Prevention

Summative Assessment--evaluation that takes place at the end of a unit or topic

Summer Programs

Supplemental (Services)--Accommodations and/or specially designed instruction that could permit a student to profit from instruction in the least restrictive environment.