Other Health Impairment Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information on a number of health issues that affect the ability of children to learn, including ADHD, ADD and other chronic conditions.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Other Health Impairment. Having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that: is 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, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome; and adversely affects a student’s educational performance.