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Glossary of Terms
Early Intervention

Services or programs designed to identify and treat developmental problems in children from birth through 36 months of age.

Evaluation

Includes use of existing information along with tests and procedures used initially to determine whether a child has a disability and if the child qualifies, the type and extent of special education services needed by the child.

Extended school day

A provision for a special education student to receive instruction for a period longer than the standard school day. This sometimes includes "double" kindergarten, later afternoons, or earlier starting times. 

Extended school year (ESY)

A provision for a special education student to receive instruction during ordinary school "vacation" periods. . ESY is an extension of specific services beyond the 180-day school year provided to children who meet at least one of the criteria as stated in special education law.