1) is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma,
attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
a heart condition,
sickle cell anemia,
and Tourette syndrome
The phrase "such as" means that other health impairments not listed above can be considered as IDEA Disabilty Categories if they meet the two main criteria
1) chronic or acute health problems that
2) adversely affects a child’s educational performance
Early intervention services are for children under the age of 3 includes free evaluation of the baby or toddler to see what the problem is, identifying the needs of the child (and family), and designing and delivering an individualized family service plan (IFSP) to address the child’s unique needs.
Special education services are for children from 3 to 21, sometimes older. These services include specially designed instruction and a wide range of supports to address the student’s individual needs that result from his or her disability.
Managing the Health Condition at School
School Health Services and School Nurse Services, provided by a qualified school nurse or other qualified person
clean intermittent catheterization
management of a tracheostomy
changing a child’s position frequently to prevent pressure sores
chronic disease management
conducting education and skills training for caregivers
A child with an OHI may have periodic, lengthy absences from school, including hospitalization. During these times, the public school remains responsible for providing educational and related services.
At home, the school may arrange for a homebound instructor to bring assignments from school to home and help the student complete those assignments
When hospitalized, services may be provided by the hospital, through arrangement with the school. The hospital may want to review the child’s IEP and may, with the parent’s permission, modify it during the child’s hospitalization.
After the child is discharged, the hospital will share a summary of the child’s progress with the school, in keeping with whatever local school policies are
Diagnosing the Health Condition
medical services provided for diagnostic and evaluative purposes only by a licensed physician to determine a child’s medically related disability that results in the child’s need for special education and related services.