Other Health Impairments



Other Health Impairments

Characteristics

Other Health Impairment (OHI) means having limited strength, vitality or alertness – including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli – in relation to the learning environment that is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, Tourette Syndrome, and sickle cell anemia. The health problem must significantly interfere with the student’s educational performance.

Evaluations/Assessments
  1. A medical evaluation from a licensed doctor of medicine within one year. This medical evaluation must have a diagnosis of a medical condition and provide supporting evidence that this significantly affects the child's learning experience. In the case of ADHD/ADD, an evaluation by a licensed doctor of medicine or a licensed psychologist.
  2. A comprehensive developmental or educational assessment to indicate the effects of the health impairment on the student’s educational performance.