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
- Procedures for Participation of Students with Disabilities in Virginia's Accountability System (PDF) – Guidelines for providing accommodations and documentation.
- 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