Educational Challenges: Impact on a student’s learning will vary with the disease, its severity, and other individual factors. Many students with orthopedic impairments have no cognitive, learning, perceptual, language, or sensory issues. However, individuals with neuromotor impairments have a higher incidence of additional impairments, especially when the brain has been affected. For most students with orthopedic impairments, the educational challenges are mainly focused on accommodations necessary for students to have access to an academic instruction. Possible barriers include:
1) Non-accessible transportation;
2) Trouble maneuvering around the classroom;
3) Difficulty navigating school hallways;
4) Earning mandated physical education credit;
5) Communicating effectively, amongst others.