Other Health Impairment (OHI): Teaching Strategies & Accommodations


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Max, a student with Tourette syndrome, has a difficult time attending school. He is teased by his peers and gets stressed out when he exhibits tics he can't control. Because he can't control his vocal outbursts, he stands out more in the classroom during quiet activities like tests. What accommodations could you implement to help Max?

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1. Which accommodation may benefit a student with ADHD?

2. Students with ADHD, epilepsy, and Tourette syndrome may receive special accommodations because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does OHI mean? To see what you know about this acronym and the teaching strategies and accommodations it involves, use the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics can be found on the quiz:

  • Why students with epilepsy and ADHD would receive special accommodations
  • An accommodation that may benefit ADHD students
  • A symptom of Tourette syndrome
  • How students with other health impairments are protected

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on OHI teaching strategies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a symptom of Tourette syndrome and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of OHI and teaching strategies it employs

Additional Learning

The lesson named Other Health Impairment (OHI): Teaching Strategies & Accommodations can help you learn more. Some supplementary topics addressed in this lesson include:

  • What ADHD stands for
  • How epilepsy affects students
  • Ways teachers and parents can help students with health impairments