GLOSSARY OF TERMS (One of Five Slides)

Evaluation Component Areas to be Assessed
Physical Examination (In accordance with Sections 903, 904 and 905 of the Education Law). Vision, hearing, physical impairment and medical needs which affect a child’s developmental progress.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: School physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s assistant
Social History (Section 200.1(ii) Regulations of the Commissioner). Interpersonal, familial and environmental factors which influence a student’s general adjustment to school, including, but not limited to, information on family composition, student’s family history, student’s health and family interaction.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Social worker, School psychologist, Special education teacher
School administrator, School nurse
Psychological (Section 200.1(w) Regulations of the Commissioner. Developmental learning, behavioral and other personality characteristics. Areas may include: general intelligence, learning strengths and weaknesses, instructional needs, social interactions and relationships.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: School psychologist, Licensed psychologist