Other Health Impairment

Other health impairments means "having limited strength, vitality or alertness including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli that results in limited alertness in the educational environment, and that adversely affects a child's educational performance. This disability is typically due to chronic or acute health problems, such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia."

Students with other health impairments may struggle in school with reading, writing, and math. Because of health issues, the student may have sporadic or poor school attendance and may fatigue easily during the school day.