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(14.29) In addition to instruction and related services, are there other specialized services available for a child who has an IEP due to a chronic illness or an acute health problems?

(14.29) In addition to instruction and related services, are there other specialized services available for a child who has an IEP due to a chronic illness or an acute health problems?

If your child is eligible for special education under other health impairment (OHI), her IEP team may provide specialized services including, but not limited to:

  1. Individual consultation;
  2. Home or hospital instruction; and
  3. Other instructional methods using advanced communication technology.
    [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.17(a).]

Moreover, for a student whose medical condition is in remission or in a passive state, the IEP team shall specify the frequency for monitoring the pupil’s educational progress to assure that the illness does not interfere with her educational progress. [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.17(b).]

When the student experiences an acute health problem which results in her non-attendance at school for more than five consecutive days, upon notification of the classroom teacher or the parent, the school principal or designee shall assure that an IEP team is convened to determine appropriate educational services. [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.17(c).] If there is a pattern of sporadic illness, the IEP team shall convene to consider alternative means for the student to demonstrate competencies in the required course of study so that the cumulative number of absences do not prevent educational progress. [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.17(d).]