Category Archives: Disabilities under IDEA

Visual Impairment, Including Blindness

Learning Disabilities (LD)

Other Health Impairment

“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 needs resulting from the disability. … Read the rest

Multiple Disabilities

Intellectual Disability

Emotional Disturbance

The mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. (1) We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms such as emotional disturbance, behavioral disorders, or mental illness. … Read the rest

Deafness and Hearing Loss

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Caroline’s Story

Caroline is six years old, with bright brown eyes and, at the moment, no front teeth, like so many other first graders. … Read the rest