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Orthopedic Impairment (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


"Orthopedic impairment" means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance. The term includes impairments caused by congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease (e.g., poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis, etc.), and impairments from other causes (e.g., cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures). (34 CFR 300.8(c)(8)


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Elementary High School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Middle School Orthopedic Impairment State Laws