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Technical College High School
Text Based Analysis (TBA) or Text Dependent Analysis (TDA)--For TDA, students synthesize answers based on specific evidence within a reading passage and demonstrate their ability to interpret the meaning behind that evidence.
Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)
Transition (Postsecondary)--a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is designed to be part of a results-oriented process focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation; and is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes--
(ii) Related services;
(iii) Community experiences;
(iv) The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and
(v) If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, which adversely affects educational performance. Traumatic brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.
Triggers--also called “antecedents”
Twice Exceptional--This classification is given to students who are Gifted and/or Talented while simultaneously having another special education classification.
Universal Design--a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are directly accessible (without requiring assistive technologies) and products and services that are interoperable with assistive technologies.
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