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Down Syndrome
Results from abnormality w/ 21st pair of chromosomes.
-Intellectual disabilites
-slanted eyes
-tend to be overweight
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Results from administration of an excessive concentration of oxygen at birth
Causes scar tissue to form behind lense of the eye.
Metabolic genetic disorder
Caused by inability of the body to convert phenylalanine to tyrosine.
An accumulation of phenylalanine results in abnormal brain development
Cystic Fibrosis
Inherited disease
Affects primarily the gastrointestinal tract & respiratory organs.
-Thick, sticky mucous interferes with breathing or digestion
Muscular Dystrophy
Hereditary disease
-Progressive weakness caused by degeneration of muscle fibers
Enlargement of the head because of excessive pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid
-Can cause mental or physical disabilities
An inability to do something
a diminished capacity to perform in a specific way
Disadvantage imposed on an individual
Exceptional Learners
Those who require special education and related services if they are to realize their full human potential
They may have:
-Intellectual disabilities
-Learning/ attention disabilities
-Emotional/ behavioral disorders
-Physical disabilities
-Communication disorders
Least Restrictive Environment
Legal term referring to the fact that exceptional children must be educated in as normal an environment as possible