Severe Multiple Impairment (SXI)

R 340.1714 Severe multiple impairment; determination.
Rule 14.

(1) 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:

    1. A hearing impairment so severe that the auditory channel is not the primary means of developing speech and language skills.
    2. A visual impairment so severe that the visual channel is not sufficient to guide independent mobility.
    3. A physical impairment so severe that activities of daily living cannot be achieved without assistance.
    4. 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:

    1. A hearing impairment so severe that the auditory channel is not the primary means of developing speech and language skills.
    2. A visual impairment so severe that the visual channel is not sufficient to guide independent mobility.
    3. A physical impairment so severe that activities of daily living cannot be achieved without assistance.
    4. A health impairment so severe that the student is medically at risk.

(2) A determination of impairment shall be based upon a comprehensive evaluation by a multidisciplinary evaluation team, which shall include a psychologist and, depending upon the disabilities in the physical domain, the multidisciplinary evaluation team participants required in R 340.1707, R 340.1708, or R 340.1709, R 340.1709a, or R 340.1716.

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