Disabilities Described – Other Health Impairment

Other Health Impairment


Students who have a medical condition that limits their strength, endurance or alertness to the educational environment that interferes with learning may have other health impairment.  These conditions may include asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia and Tourette syndrome.  An educational evaluation will include assessment of academic achievement, functional skills, social and developmental history, observations, medical information and any other assessments necessary to determine eligibility or services.  Programming may include academic remediation, health awareness and social skills. School health care plans and services are determined on an individual basis with collaboration between school nurse, parent and student’s medical care provider.  School nurse provides medical training on student’s medical condition, medical procedures and emergency plans to school staff and bus drivers.   Services range from consultation in the general education classroom to direct instruction in the resource room or self contained classroom.  Related services, accommodations, modifications and medical homebound services are provided as deemed appropriate in the IEP.