Hamline’s Other Health Disabilities (OHD) Certificate program offers course content that is directly aligned with competencies recommended by OHD practitioners in Minnesota and the Council for Exceptional Children to Teachers, special educators, and personnel in related services.
Coursework in this certificate leads to greater understanding and collaboration between schools, the community, families, and the medical team. Discussion and ideas for creating collaborative relationships to support the overall educational plans of OHD learners are woven throughout the coursework.
“Other Health Disability” refers to a wide range of chronic or acute health conditions that may be either congenital or acquired. Students with health conditions may have associated characteristics or symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Some of the health conditions are progressive and some have associated symptoms that vary in intensity from day to day. Medications, treatments, therapies, and repeated hospitalizations for a range of chronic or acute health conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn and function at school.”
-Source: Minnesota Department of Education, 2007
Gain the skills necessary to help students with OHD achieve success in the classroom and actively participate in society.