Emotional Impairment (EI)
When a student is suspected as having a disability that adversely affects his/her education, the team conducts the initial assessment and comprehensive evaluation to determine the student’s eligibility for special education services as a student with an emotional impairment. After the team has completed their assessments, a MET team meeting is convened to share the results and make recommendations for eligibility.
According to State and Federal Laws, Emotional Impairment shall be determined through manifestation of behavioral problems primarily in the affective domain, over an extended period of time, which adversely affect the student’s education to the extent that the student cannot profit from learning experiences without special education support.
When Emotional Impairment is the determined disability, the team develops a plan to provide direct services to the student utilizing specific intervention strategies to enable the student to profit from their educational experience.