Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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| Editors: Jeffrey Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Other Health Impairment

  • Erica McConnell
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1470-3

Definition

According to the Federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, other health impairment (Sec. 300.8(c)(9)) is a term used to describe acute or chronic health conditions, including but not limited to heart conditions, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, and Tourette syndrome, which adversely affects a child’s educational performance (http://idea.ed.gov/explore/search; http://nichcy.org/Disabilities/Categories). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the primary federal program that authorizes state and local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities (http://idea.ed.gov/). In order to qualify for services under the other health impairment category within IDEA, the child must be diagnosed with an acute or chronic health...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jefferson County Public Schools, School PsychologistGoldenUSA