Other Health Impairments: Danielle Hillas, Patrick Gardner Definition: S Other health impairment 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 Characteristics: S Fatigue, Mobility issues, Issues involving attention, Coordination difficulties, Muscle weakness, Frequent absences or latenesss to school, Stamina, inability to concentrate for long periods of time. To name a few: •S Seizure Disorder: epilepsy, or a physical condition when the brain changes suddenly and student shakes uncontrollably. S Sickle Cell Disease: blood cell shape cannot carry oxygen to cells effectively: fatigue. S Asthma/Allergies: largest group, student generally feel unwell or tired, (only sever cases receive accommodations other student fall under 504) S Chronic health impairments: sever burns, cancer, AIDS, Diabetes S ADD/ADHD Accommodations: S Most Common: Helping student make up missed work. Less rigid rules for participation, due dates etc.. ^ Emotional: find out student problems and help them find strategies by writing or drawing their struggles. S Provide materials with featuring students with similar struggles: books, movie. ^ Work with families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Learnings trategies: S Check knowledge through verbal responses. S Marking or circling correct answers on worksheets works better than filling in blanks. S Break tasks into small parts. S Assistance with organization of materials and lesson (particularly those with AD/HD). S Modification should only be made when necessary. Student Support: •S Medical Services: Services provided by a professional physiciah, which determines the childs medically related disability. S School heath services/school nurse: Services provided by the school to ensure a student receives the medical services described in their IEP. S Alternative school settings, Homebound instruction, Services provided by the hospital, Adaptive/assistive technology. References: S National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:| Http ://nichcy.org/disability/specific/ohi S Project Ideal: Ihttp://www.projectidealonline.org/healthlmpairments.php S National Association of Special Education Teachers: |http://www.naset.0rg/2278.0.html S National Resource Center AD/HD:I http://help4adhd.org/; • CHADDofUtah:I http://www.chaddofutah.com/ S Including Students with Special Needs| Friend MartijTiJtosudkWiHia^ students witii_sgecial needs, , 193-196.