Oregon
Rule Rule 581-015-2160
Orthopedic Impairment


(1)

If a child is suspected of having an orthopedic impairment, the following evaluation must be conducted:

(a)

Medical or health assessment statement. A medical statement or a health assessment statement indicating a diagnosis of an orthopedic or neuromotor impairment or a description of the motor impairment;

(b)

Motor assessment. A standardized motor assessment, including the areas of fine motor, gross motor and self-help, when appropriate, by a specialist knowledgeable about orthopedic or neuromotor development;

(c)

Other:

(A)

Any additional assessments necessary to determine the impact of the suspected disability:

(i)

On the childs educational performance for a school-age child; or

(ii)

On the childs developmental progress for a preschool child; and

(d)

Any additional evaluations or assessments necessary to identify the childs educational needs.

(2)

To be eligible as a child with an orthopedic impairment, the child must meet all of the following minimum criteria:

(a)

The child has a motor impairment that results in deficits in the quality, speed or accuracy of movement. These deficits must be documented by a score of two or more standard deviations below the mean in fine motor skills, gross motor skills, or self-help skills, or functional deficits in at least two of these three motor areas; and

(b)

The childs condition is permanent or is expected to last for more than 60 calendar days.

(3)

For a child to be eligible for special education services as a child with an orthopedic impairment, the eligibility team must also determine that:

(a)

The childs disability has an adverse impact on the childs educational performance; and

(b)

The child needs special education services as a result of the disability.
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Nov. 12, 2019