Other Health Impairments

A Teacher's Guide to Cystic Fibrosis
This article explains cystic fibrosis and discusses a teacherís role in ensuring the optimal health environment for any student with cystic fibrosis.
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

A Teacherís Guide to Neuromuscular Disease
This guide will help teachers better understand the challenges faced by children affected by neuromuscular diseases and offers strategies to enhance a studentís school experience, both academically and socially.
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library
A wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software and professional development materials are available free of charge to Arizona school personnel.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Comprehensive Overview of Other Health Impairments
This article explains this disability category and includes characteristics and educational implications.
Publisher: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Other Health Impairment
Information includes definitions, prevalence, characteristics, impact on learning, teaching strategies, and appropriate assistive technology to support learning.
Publisher: Project IDEAL

Other Health Impairment
This article explains other health impairments, one of the 14 categories of disabilities listed in special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Publication Date: Updated August 2012
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

The Medically Fragile Child: Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs in the School Setting
This manual discusses the roles and responsibilities of education personnel in relation to supporting children with special healthcare needs and providing an environment for them to obtain the best possible education.
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: American Federation of Teachers