Severe Multiple Impairment

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R 340.1714(1) Severe Multiple Impairment Determination:

Students with severe multiple impairments shall be determined through the manifestation of either of the following: (a) Development at a rate of 2 to 3 standard deviations below the mean and 2 or more of the following conditions: (i) A hearing impairment so severe that the auditory channel is not the primary means of developing speech and language skills. (ii) A visual impairment so severe that the visual channel is not sufficient to guide independent mobility. (iii) A physical impairment so severe that activities of daily living cannot be achieved without assistance. (iv) A health impairment so severe that the student is medically at risk. (b) Development at a rate of 3 or more standard deviations below the mean or students for whom evaluation instruments do not provide a valid measure of cognitive ability and 1 or more of the following conditions: (i) A hearing impairment so severe that the auditory channel is not the primary means of developing speech and language skills. (ii) A visual impairment so severe that the visual channel is not sufficient to guide independent mobility. (iii) A physical impairment so severe that activities of daily living cannot be achieved without assistance. (iv) A health impairment so severe that the student is medically at risk.