Other Health Impairment
According to IDEA, "other health impairment" means having limited strength, vitality or alertness. This includes a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment and which adversely affects a child's educational performance.
Chronic or acute health problems that fall under "other health impairment"
- Lead poisoning
- Rheumatic fever
- Sickle cell anemia
- Tourette syndrome
- Some Specific Conditions – More information on the conditions below:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Heart condition
- The document Procedures for Participation of Students with Disabilities in Virginia's Accountability System has been updated and reorganized into two documents as follows:
- Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Assessment Participation (PDF) – Provides the state assessment options available to students with disabilities, the participation criteria, and information about the roles and responsibilities of Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams and 504 committees in making assessment determinations.
- Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Special Test Accommodations (PDF) (To Be Available Soon) – Provides information on a four-step process for selecting and using test accommodations and a description of test accommodations currently permitted on state assessments.
- Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans, and Positive Intervention and Supports (PDF) – Process guidance for functional behavioral assessment, behavioral intervention and academic and behavioral supports
- Implementing Special Education: Students With Special Needs (PDF) – From the Virginia School Health Guidelines, an overview of the role of the school nurses and other school health personnel in identifying and serving students with special needs.
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) – General information about children and youth with disabilities and lists training and events