GLOSSARY OF TERMS (Four of Five Slides)

Evaluation Component Areas to be Assessed
Otolaryngology A medical evaluation by a specialist dealing with the ear, nose and throat which is not generally part of an evaluation to determine a child’s special education needs unless justification is given as to how the evaluation provides information about a child’s language and communication or hearing as compared to generally expected developmental age milestones.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Otolaryngologist
Physical Therapy Developmental level in the motor area, including range of motion, muscle testing, sensory integration, endurance, balance and equilibrium, postural and joint deviation, gait analysis, personal independence, checking of prosthetic and orthotic equipment and devices, wheel chair management (if applicable) and identification of architectural barriers and transportation needs.
Qualified Staff who May Conduct the Evaluation: Licensed physical therapist