Further information may need to be collected suggesting that commonly used treatment interventions were ineffective before a student is diagnosed with an OHI.To qualify to receive services for an ED exception, a student must display one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a significant degree that negatively affects his or her educational performance: Additionally, a student’s problematic behavior or emotional responses must be significantly different from age appropriate, cultural, or ethnic norms and data may be needed suggesting that commonly used research-based interventions were ineffective for consideration for an ED exception.Among special needs students, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the No. Autism spectrum disorders include Asperger’s syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Emily Workman of the Education Commission of the States estimated in a 2011 special education paper that 1 in 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder marked by “significant social, communication, and developmental problems.” Workman notes that autism spectrum disorders are the fastest-growing special education disabilities in the United States, with an estimated annual increase of 10 to 17 percent.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can significantly affect a child’s academic, social, and emotional functioning, which is collectively defined as his or her “educational performance” by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).For example, students with limited English may fail because they do not have access to effective bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) instruction.Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may have difficulty if instruction presumes middle-class experiences. Karp (Eds.), Enhancing diversity: Educators with disabilities in the education enterprise. Fortunately, parents and educators can work together to address the educational needs of youth with OCD.In fact, schools are required by law to assist students with disabilities such as OCD.