Other Health Impairment

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 15 (FS15) Updated August 2012PDF versionEn español | In Spanish“Other Health Impairment” is one of the 14 categories of disability listed in our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under IDEA, a child who has an “other health impairment” is very likely to be eligible for special services to help the child address his or her educational, developmental, and functional … [Read more...]

Didn’t Find the Disability You Were Looking For?

If you didn't find the disability of your interest listed in our fact sheets or in IDEA's disability categories, don't give up quite yet. We have three specific suggestions! Look within IDEA's definitions Is it a rare disorder? Use the SEARCH box   ________________________ Suggestion 1: Check the alphabetical list below to see if the disability is listed there. Many of IDEA's disability categories and definitions explicitly mention … [Read more...]

Treatment of childhood asthma

In recent years, research into the diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma has made a real difference in the control of asthma among children. Asthma is the most common lasting disorder in childhood, currently affecting around 6.2 million Americans under 18 years of age. This resource page of the American Academy of Pediatrics reviews methods of treating asthma, including promising advances. (posted December 18, 2012)http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/pages/Treatment-of-Childhood-Asthma.aspx … [Read more...]

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