Issue #29: Comprehensive Overview of Other Health Impairments

The March issue of NASET's Educating Children with Severe Disabilities series will cover the following topic:

Comprehensive Overview of Other Health Impairments

According to IDEA, an Other Health Impairment is defined as:

Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that:


(i) is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and
(ii) adversely affects a child's educational performance [34 C.F.R. 300.7(c)(9)].

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