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Braden Kropp # 18

IDEA Definition of Other Health Impairments:
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, sickle cell anemia, and
Tourette syndrome; and
(ii) Adversely affects a child’s educational
performance. [§300.8(c)(9)]
Chronic: Long periods of time (Cerebral Palsy).
Acute: Limited, Severe & Sudden (Asthma Attack).
Diabetes: lack of insulin in the body.
Epilepsy: sudden change in the brain.
Hemophilia: blood will not clot correctly.
Lead Poisoning: lead deposit builds up.
Leukemia: abundance of white blood cells.
Nephritis: kidneys are inflamed.
Rheumatic Fever: damage the heart.
Sickle Cell Anemia: red blood shells (c-shaped).
Tourette Syndrome: rapid movements.

Academic: Difficulty with directions and limited vocabulary.
Social: Trouble with thought process and social rules.
Behavioral: May appear lazy and cause distractions.
Functional: Could have muscle weakness and fatigue.
Diversity: Allows students to interact with other
students and gain a better understanding of others.
Success: Students with special needs have a passion for
education and learning.
Awareness: Students with special needs become more
understanding with their ability and are able to share it
with others.

Braden Kropp # 18

Verbalize: A scaffold approach that


allows for students to think-aloud on
math problems.

One Way- Using daily
communication books to send
home with the student allows the
parents to see how their child is
doing in school.

Visualization: Use visual

representations to help students better
understand math word problems.
Explicit Instruction: Cleary state the

problem that you then use specific steps
to find the solution. Then provide
feedback to the student on how they did
on the problem.
Multiple Instructions: Use multiple
examples when working with the
concept to allow the student a
better understanding on how to
solve that type of problem.

Ready Educators

Two Way- Informing the parents
via phone or a conference allow
an interaction that is not written.

National Association of Special
Education Teachers (NASET): ensure
that students with special needs have
the best quality education and assist
special education teachers.

Technology- Phones allow the
teacher to inform the parents
about their child. Using video
chat is another form to be able to
interact with the student’s parents.

Council for Exceptional Children
(CEC): advocates for students with
special needs at the federal level and
assist teachers.
Center on Instruction (COI): provide
support for teachers to raise the
achievement standards.
Teacher’s Day:
University of Washington. n.d. Other Health
Impairments. Retrieved from

Common Accommodations:
Assistive Tech

Rest Times

Note Takers


Exam Time


Trainer Aide

Graham-Clay, Susan. n.d. Communicating with
Parents: Strategies for Teachers. Retrieved
Heward, William L. n.d. Exceptional Children:
An Introduction to Special Education.

Works Cited:National Association of
Special Education Teachers (NASET).
n.d. Other Health Impairment: Factsheet.
Retrieved from
Center on Instruction (COI). (2008).
Mathematics Instruction for Students
with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty
Learning Math. Retrieved from

American Academy of Special
Education Professors (AASEP).
n.d. Chapter 11- Other Health
Impairments. Retrieved from