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Other Health Impaired (OHI)

Definition: Other Health Impaired (OHI) 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 due to a chronic or acute health problem, including but not limited to asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, leukemia, kidney disease, sickle cell anemia or Tourette syndrome. 
These conditions alone do not qualify a child under the eligibility category of Other Health Impaired. There must be evidence of adverse educational impact because of the chronic or acute health problem that cannot be addressed by general education alone and, as such, requires specially designed instruction by a special educator.


 For more information about Other Health Impaired, contact:

     Jody Dickerson MN, BSN                                                     
     Phone: 720.795.2273                          
     Exceptional Student Services Unit                                                    
     Sarah Blumenthal                                                
     Phone: 303.866.6779     us                            
     Health & Wellness Unit


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