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.

    Day Treatment

    Day Treatment is an appropriate educational placement in the continuum of educational services available to students with severe emotional impairments who cannot benefit from placement in a regular classroom with teacher consultant services, resource room program, or a categorical classroom program in a local school setting. Day Treatment provides students with the (Common Core State Standards) curriculum required for a state-endorsed diploma. Day Treatment provides integrated psycho-educational services in a segregated community/school setting when it is the least restrictive environment. The purpose of the Day Treatment Program is to provide the support necessary to enable the student to successfully transition back to the resident LEA/PSA.   

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