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receiving special education services

 Directions: Please address every aspect of the question and give details and examples to support your answers. Use your own words when answering these questions. If you use an author’s exact words, you need to use quotes and give page numbers. Attach a reference list of at least two different sources in addition to the textbook in APA style at the end of your answers to each question. Your answers to these questions may be gathered from a number of sources, including the textbook, my possible answers to the weekly discussion questions, the chats, and the sources listed in my possible answers and in the syllabus. Please go beyond the textbook for your answers to these questions.


– Multiple Choice Questions (10 points)

Please underline the best answer. Each question is worth one point.

1. When a person’s ability to function independently is limited only by his/her environment, this is referred to as a(n):

a. impairment

b. handicap

c. disability

d. exceptionality

2. Under which disability category are most students receiving special education services:

a. speech and language impairments

b. mental retardation

c. physical disability

d. specific learning disability

3. IDEA requires that an IEP be developed and implemented for every child with disabilities:

a. between the ages of 3 and 21

b. between the ages of 6 and 21

c. between birth to age 21

d. or at risk for developing disabilities between the ages of 6 and 21

4. Significantly subaverage intelligence and poor academic performance must be present to classify students as intellectually disabled. What other variable must be present for the classification?

a. a biological or genetic condition

b. deficits in adaptive behavior

c. a discrepancy between achievement and ability

d. distractibility and hyperactivity in any context

5. Which of the following students would most likely be considered for self-contained classroom?

a. Michael demonstrates severe deficits in math, but for all other subjects his performance is on grade level. He is motivated to learn and attempts to abide by the teacher’s recommendations.

b. Janie has difficulty in reading, which affects her performance in other content areas. In addition, she is highly disorganized, distractible, and physically aggressive with her classmates.

c. Dominic has a reading disability. He has learned strategies to compensate for his disorder. His performance in most academic areas is satisfactory.

d. Betty Ann was in self-contained classroom in elementary school because of significant academic deficits. In the middle school, Betty-Ann was taught strategies to learn more efficiently, which has drastically improved her academic performance.

6.  Most children with emotional and behavioral disorders score:

a. above normal on IQ tests and academically achieve below what their scores indicate.

b. in the average range on IQ tests and academically achieve at their grade level.

c. below normal on IQ tests and academically achieve below what their test score predict.

d. below normal on IQ tests and academically achieve above what their test scores predict.

7.  Francine, a fourth grader, says “thleep” when attempting to say “sleep.” What kind of articulation disorder does she have?

a. distortion

b. substitution

c. omission

d. addition

8. The legal definition of visual impairment is based on:

a. visual acuity and field of vision

b. visual acuity and the extent to which the person learns through the visual channel

c. the extent to which the person learns through other senses

d. depth perception and peripheral vision.

9. When PL. 94-142 was amended in 1990, which of the following disability category

was added?

a. limb deficiency disabilities

b. muscular dystrophy

c. traumatic brain injury

d. epilepsy

10.  Which of the following is the most widely supported employment approach?

a. sheltered workshops

b. mobile work crew

c. individual placement model

d. small business enterprise model