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Cognitive Disability

Cognitive Disability

 A cognitive disability: (1) is manifested during the developmental period; (2) is characterized by significant limitations in cognitive functioning; (3) is demonstrated through limitations in adaptive behavior; and (4) adversely affects educational performance. (b) A student with a mild cognitive disability has cognitive functioning that generally: (1) falls two (2) standard deviations below the mean; and (2) manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the mild cognitive disability. (c) A student with a moderate cognitive disability has cognitive functioning that generally: (1) falls three (3) standard deviations below the mean; and (2) manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the moderate cognitive disability. (d) A student with a severe cognitive disability has cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior skills that generally: (1) falls four (4) or more standard deviations below the mean; and (2) manifests delays in adaptive behavior consistent with the severe cognitive disability.
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