GLOSSARY OF TERMS (Two of Five Slides)

Evaluation Component Areas to be Assessed
Audiological Identifies the type, classification and degree of a child’s hearing loss as it relates to the development and understanding of spoken language.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Licensed audiologist, Licensed physician, nurse practitioner
Educational Evaluation Identifies a child’s level of knowledge and development in subject and skill areas such as maintaining attention, auditory and visual perception, fine and gross motor skills, and self-help skills, social interactions and learning styles.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Special Education Teacher, School psychologist
Neurological Examination A specialized medical examination of the nervous system. A medical history focusing on the
nervous system is taken. Typically, the exam tests vision, strength, coordination, reflexes and sensation. This information helps to determine if the problem is in the nervous system.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Neurologist Pediatric neurologist
Orthopedic An examination by a medical specialist concerned with the preservation, restoration and development of form and function of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical , and physical means.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Licensed Orthopedist