The Education Adjustment Program (EAP) is one of the systems used to identify the educational adjustments provided by a school to meet the learning and access needs of students with disabilities. An adjustment is any change made to help a student participate at school, to learn, be comfortable and safe. The EAP has two distinctive processes; EAP Verification and EAP Profile.
EAP Verification is the process of confirming that the student’s impairment and associated educational needs meet criteria for one or more of the EAP categories listed below:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Intellectual Impairment (II)
- Physical Impairment (PI)
- Vision Impairment (VI)
- Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
- Social Emotional Disorder (SED)
Verification can proceed for students at any stage in schooling. This process is supported by various personnel, depending on the category of disability.
The EAP Profile is a document that records the frequency and intensity of the educational adjustments made for the individual verified student. The EAP Profile is completed by the student support team and provides valuable information to inform resourcing to meet the student’s support needs.