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==Definition==
 
==Definition==
A student identified as Other Health Impaired is one who has limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems that adversely affect a child’s educational performance.
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A student identified as Other Health Impaired is one who has limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems that adversely affect a student’s  educational performance.
 
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==Criteria for Eligibility==
 
==Criteria for Eligibility==
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::* A student is eligible for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) under the area of Other Health Impaired if the student has a health impairment which results in reduced efficiency in school work because of temporary or chronic lack of strength, vitality or alertness.
  
* A student is eligible for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) under the area of Other Health Impaired if the student has a health impairment which results in reduced efficiency in school work because of temporary or chronic lack of strength, vitality or alertness.
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::* Ages served: 3-22. By the age of three (3) students may be served by a preschool program.
  
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::* Students over the age of eighteen (18) years, who have not met IEP objectives and/or graduation requirements, will be recommended on an individual basis at the annual IEP review/revision conference and considered for placement based on their ability to successfully achieve program goals. Students may continue through the semester in which they turn twenty-two (22) if recommended by the IEP committee.
  
* Ages served:  3-22. By the age of three (3) students may be served by a preschool program.
 
 
 
* Students over the age of eighteen (18) years, who have not met IEP objectives and/or graduation requirements, will be recommended on an individual basis at the annual IEP review/revision conference and considered for placement based on their ability to successfully achieve program goals.  Students may continue through the semester in which they turn twenty-two (22) if recommended by the T/IEP committee.
 
  
 
==Intervention Requirements==
 
==Intervention Requirements==
Refer to [[SSPS:Referral_and_Evaluation|Referral And Evaluation wiki]] as Problem Solving (PS)/Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) procedures must be followed. Evaluation team recommended exceptions to PS/MTSS may be addressed on an individual basis with supervisor involvement.
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Refer to Referral and Evaluation as Problem Solving (PS)/Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) procedures must be followed. Evaluation team recommended exceptions to PS/MTSS may be addressed on an individual basis with supervisor involvement.
 
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==Procedures for Evaluation==
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===Required Information and Evaluation Data===
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Required information and evaluation data for determination of eligibility for Other Health Impaired services:
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1.  Documentation of PS/MTSS procedures, including baseline and follow up academic levels, noting interventions applied with integrity and consistency. In some urgent situations and with supervisor involvement, PS/MTSS may occur concurrently with evaluation or may be waived.  Parent input and involvement in the process is critical.
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'''NOTE:''' When considering medical conditions requiring ESE services under the Other Health Impaired eligibility, it is suggested that the team discuss the option of providing services through a Section 504 Plan.  When the documented interventions and/or the 504 Plan are not providing the student with the level of support necessary for adequate educational progress, consideration for ESE services may be warranted. However, a 504 Plan is not required prior to ESE consideration.
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2.  Vision and hearing screenings [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ese/forms/screening_chart.pdf Sensory Screenings].
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3.  A report of a medical examination within the previous twelve-month period, from a licensed Florida physician(s) qualified to assess the student's physical condition, giving a description of the impairment and any medical implications for instruction (Refer to [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/is/forms/mis_818.pdf MIS #818]).
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If the MIS #818 is not returned, schools may send the [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ese/forms/pi_initial_letter.doc Sample Follow-up Letter] requesting medical documentation for initial consideration of exceptional student education services.
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4.  An educational evaluation which identifies educational and environmental needs.
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5.  When determined appropriate by the evaluation team or an ESE administrator:  A social history or a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation.  This evaluation could include a measure of cognitive ability, standardized achievement tests, and/or measures of executive function, including parent input to focus on early developmental history, chronicity, persistence of symptoms, and evidence of onset and duration.
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'''NOTE:'''  When student with a diagnosis of ADHD is being considered, evaluation should include information obtained from a measure of executive functioning (may be based on formal or informal assessment and/or observation).
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===Evaluation Team===
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The evaluation team should include one (or more) basic education teacher, an ESE teacher, school psychologist, and school nurse.  Additional staff may be added, based on identified student needs -- ESOL teacher, literacy coach, math coach, school social worker, graduation enhancement teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist and/or any other itinerant staff.
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==Procedures for Determining Eligibility and Educational Placements==
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Refer to [[SSPS:Eligibility_and_Placement|Eligibility and Placement Section]] for information regarding eligibility procedures.
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==Team Analysis of Data==   
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Download an [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ssps/tad/tad_ohi.docx OHI TAD]
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Download an [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ssps/tad/tad_ohi_short.docx OHI Short TAD]
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==Procedures for Out of State Transfer Students==
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1.  Students who have a current IEP indicating eligibility for Other Health Impaired may transfer to our district.
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* The [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ssps/forms/oos_transfer_medicalletter.docx Out-of-State Therapy Letter] is issued with the Informed Notice of Continued Eligibility for Exceptional Student Education Services ([http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/is/forms/mis_707.pdf MIS #707]) notifying parent(s) of medical documentation requirements for out-of-state transfers.
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* If the required medical documentation is not received, a [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ese/forms/pi_followup_letter.doc Follow-up Letter] is sent requesting medical documentation for out-of-state transfers.
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2.  These students must be brought to the ISS team to determine whether additional evaluation is necessary to meet eligibility guidelines for the state of Florida.  A medical examination completed within the past 12 months by a Florida physician is required to consider eligibility.  Additional evaluation(s) may be recommended by the IEP team.  Consent for Evaluation is obtained.
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3.  If medical and educational evaluation results indicate the need for ESE Services, the student will continue to meet eligibility criteria.
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4.  If medical and educational evaluation results are incomplete or do not indicate the need for ESE Services, the student will be dismissed from ESE (or discontinued OHI, if eligible for other areas of ESE).
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==Procedures for Recommending Discontinuation or Dismissal==
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Refer to [[SSPS:Discontinuation_and_Dismissal |Discontinuation and Dismissal Section]] for information regarding procedures.
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Students may be considered for discontinuation/dismissal if they have been academically successful without direct ESE supports for one year, have met all IEP goals, and no longer demonstrate a need for ESE services. All supporting documentation is given to the Compliance Resource Teacher / Compliance Specialist for a compliance review and to schedule the ESE Discontinuation/Dismissal.
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'''Two options for pursuing discontinuation/dismissal:'''
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1.  IEP team conducts a reevaluation to determine current performance levels.  An updated medical may or may not be requested, depending on available medical records and data.
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2.  The teachers and service providers document that the student has been academically successful without direct ESE supports for one year, has met all IEP goals, and no longer demonstrate a need for ESE services.  This can be documented through an In-School Staffing.
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==Referenced Forms==
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Physical Examination, [http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/is/forms/mis_818.pdf (MIS #818)]
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[http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ese/forms/pi_initial_letter.doc Sample Follow up Letter]
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Informed Notice of Continued Eligibility for Exceptional Student Education Services ([http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/is/forms/mis_707.pdf MIS #707])
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[http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ssps/forms/oos_transfer_medicalletter.docx Out of State Medical Cover Letter]
 
  
[http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ese/forms/pi_followup_letter.doc Follow-up Letter]
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Evaluation Team
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The evaluation team should include one (or more) general education teacher(s), an ESE teacher, school psychologist, and school nurse. Additional staff may be added, based on identified student needs, e.g., ESOL teacher, literacy coach, math coach, school social worker, graduation enhancement teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist and/or any other itinerant staff.

Revision as of 11:52, 29 June 2017

Definition

A student identified as Other Health Impaired is one who has limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems that adversely affect a student’s educational performance.


Criteria for Eligibility

  • A student is eligible for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) under the area of Other Health Impaired if the student has a health impairment which results in reduced efficiency in school work because of temporary or chronic lack of strength, vitality or alertness.
  • Ages served: 3-22. By the age of three (3) students may be served by a preschool program.
  • Students over the age of eighteen (18) years, who have not met IEP objectives and/or graduation requirements, will be recommended on an individual basis at the annual IEP review/revision conference and considered for placement based on their ability to successfully achieve program goals. Students may continue through the semester in which they turn twenty-two (22) if recommended by the IEP committee.


Intervention Requirements

Refer to Referral and Evaluation as Problem Solving (PS)/Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) procedures must be followed. Evaluation team recommended exceptions to PS/MTSS may be addressed on an individual basis with supervisor involvement.


Evaluation Team The evaluation team should include one (or more) general education teacher(s), an ESE teacher, school psychologist, and school nurse. Additional staff may be added, based on identified student needs, e.g., ESOL teacher, literacy coach, math coach, school social worker, graduation enhancement teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist and/or any other itinerant staff.