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Wednesday 6:30
Patricia Westerdale

Fact Sheet
I.

OHI-Other Health Impairment -limited strength, vitality, or
alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental
stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect the
educational environment, such as:
a) Due to chronic or acute health problems such as:
b) Adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
c) IDEA mentions these as OHI’s:

ADD and AH/HD
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Heart conditions
Hemophilia
Lead poisoning
Leukemia
Nephritis
Rheumatic fever
Sickle cell anemia

Tourette syndrome
Also in combination with these can be fetal alcohol syndrome,
bipolar disorders, dysphagia and other organic neurological
disorders.

II.

Characteristics of Children with Disabilities:
a) Tired, aching, change of mood, agitated, less focused and not as
responsive as usual.
b) Low self-esteem or happy.
c) Embarrassed and less social.

III.

Possible Strengths to the Characteristics:
a) Not focused or Energetic, do relaxing activity, take the focus of
the disability and have child focus on creativity.

IV.

Evidence Based Instructional Strategies for Students with
Disabilities:
a) IEP- gives information to student’s overall level of
comprehension
b) Goals and small objectives are set.
c) Team of teachers get together for the best plan for student

V.

Suggestive Effective Methods of Communication with Parents:
a) Parental Consent

b) Communicate through conferences, meetings with support
team, phone calls.
c) Ask Parents Important Questions:
VI.

Common Classroom Accommodations:
d) Extended time, modification for tests, and classroom work.

VII. Educator Resources: Book, Websites and YouTube.
a) By: Friend, Marilyn Penovich. Boston : Allyn and Bacon,
c1996. 01/01/1996 xxi, 522 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language: English, Database: Texas State - Alkek Library's
Catalog
b) http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Safe_and_Healthy_Schools/
Coordinated_School_Health/School_Health__Students_with_Special_Health_Needs/
c) www.IDEA.ed.gov.
d) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZVfFpzeJSg