Orthopedic & Other Health Impairments

Characteristics

Terminology

Assignment

Notes

 
Objectives:
  • Recognize the definition of Physical and Other Health Impairments.
  • List the characteristics of Physical and Other Health Impairments..
  • List some major accommodations for students with Physical and Other Health Impairments..
  • Identify some problems with the definition of Physical and Other Health Impairments.
  • Describe problems caused by the definition of Physical and Other Health Impairments. as they relate to placement, service, and funding.
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Notes:

Physical and Other Health Impairments - Definition
 
Orthopedic impairment: A severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects educational performance. The term includes impairments such as amputation, absence of a limb, cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, and bone tuberculosis.

Other health impairment: Having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems such as a heart condition, rheumatic fever, asthma, hemophilia, and leukemia, which adversely affect educational performance.

Characteristics

Less than 4% of special education students have physical and other heal impairments.  The characteristics vary widely depending upon the disease or underlying problem, but there are some common traits:

Classroom Accommodations

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