Other Health Impairments Including: Asthma, AIDS & Cancer. By: Brianne Wolfe EDN 410. Other Health Impairments as Defined by IDEA 2004:.
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By: Brianne Wolfe
Other Health Impairments may include, but are not limited to:
Asthma is the swelling of a person’s airways that can make it painful or difficult to breathe. This can cause coughing or wheezing. An asthma attack is when these symptoms become severe. If not properly treated an asthma attack can be fatal.
Mortality in 2006 U.S. population (including adults):
Students with asthma learn much the same way as students without disabilities. However, it is important for teachers to remember that students with asthma may have a hard time concentrating because of their symptoms.
These sites list many organizations, books, and tools for teaching children about asthma: