A child may be diagnosed as other health impaired if there is a medically diagnosed physical or physiological condition, including but not limited to a seizure disorder, asthma, attention deficit disorder, or diabetes, that causes educationally related problems. The disability interferes with the student's ability to function at school using traditional instructional materials and techniques.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are referenced in the federal and state education rules and regulations under the definition of other health impaired. A child with a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD is not automatically eligible for special education services. If a child with a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD meets the requirement(s) under "other health impaired" or one of the other disability categories due to a disability that adversely affects his/her educational performance, he/she may be eligible for special education and related services. A special education and evaluation and eligibility conference would be necessary to determine your child's specific disability.