Other Health Impairment

Other Health Impairment is a broad classification. The definition in NYS Part 200 regulations of the commissioner of education is "having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environment stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that is due to chronic or acute health problems, including but not limited to a heart condition, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, diabetes, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or tourette syndrome, which adversely affects a student's educational performance.

See the attached link for a resource booklet on Identifying and Treating Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a 43 page resource booklet for teachers and parents. http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/needs/speced/adhd/adhd-resource-pt1.pdf

This is a resource of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA): http://www.ldparentsconnect.org/index.php/useful-information/368-adhd