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English-Somali Special Education Glossary (Minnesota Department of Education) Fall, 2005


The purpose of this glossary is to assist Somali interpreters, translators and teachers so that they can provide more accurate interpretation of special education documents. Ultimately, we hope this will improve families’ understanding of
special education programs in Minnesota.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Elementary Emotional Disabilities English Language Learners (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Hearing Impairment High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment