Severe Disabilities: Definition & Examples


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In what way should students with severe disabilities participate in the school curriculum?

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1. Which of these is NOT an area of limitations that might be included in a severe disability?

2. What is the legal requirement for educating students with severe disabilities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to see if you know how students with severe disabilities experience the educational system. You will be quizzed on legal requirements and members of a successful care team.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • Areas of ability that are not commonly affected by a disability
  • Ways students with disabilities should participate in school curriculum
  • The current legal requirements for educating students with a disability

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as who is likely to work with students with a disability
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding legal standards and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common causes of severe disabilities

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more about this aspect of special education, read the lesson titled Severe Disabilities: Definition & Examples. It will cover concepts like:

  • Common communication difficulties of students with severe disabilities
  • Developing goals to help educate students with severe disabilities
  • The importance of developing a holistic educational plan