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11: Students With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not considered a separate disability category under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, it is classified under Other Health Impairment (OHI) when special education and related services are required.

    Other health impairment 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, 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 child’s educational performance (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Subpart A § 300.8(c)(9)(2004)).

    Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Subpart A § 300.8(c)(9)(2004)