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ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT

ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT

Authorities:  34 CFR Part 300; 19 TAC Chapter 89

 
 
 
  FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS
The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability.
The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.
In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE.
 
EVALUATION PROCEDURES
The group of qualified professionals that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of the child's eligibility based on an orthopedic impairment must include a licensed physician.
 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
A child with an orthopedic impairment is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for orthopedic impairment.
Orthopedic impairment means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects the child's educational performance.
Orthopedic impairment includes impairments caused by:
  • Congenital anomaly;
  • Disease, such as poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis; and 
  • Other causes, such as cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures.
  Last Updated : Thu, Nov 17, 2022