Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization
The program consists of four courses which span the length of the school year. Each course contains weekly readings and activities, on-line discussion questions and fieldwork.
The OIAA program includes 120 hours of classroom contact (via on-line discussions and assignments) and 60 hours of fieldwork.
- Courses One and Four each require 10 hours of fieldwork and 20 hours of classroom contact.
- Course Two and Three each require 20 hours of fieldwork and 40 hours of classroom contact.
Course One – Characteristics of Students with Orthopedic Impairments
- Offers a broad overview of the characteristics and psychosocial implications for students with physical disabilities birth to age 22.
- The course prepares candidates to address functional limitations of movement and/or sensation, health impairments, and mild/severe intellectual impairments.
- Candidates explore the domains of cognitive, communication.
- Fine/gross motor, social/emotional, self-care as they relate to the provision of service to students with OI.
- The impact of OI for students in settings such as school, home and community will be explored.
Course Two – Assessment, Communication, Educational Access and Adaptations for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
- Provides information regarding appropriate assessment practices to drive program decisions for delivery of specialized services in the LRE.
- Candidates identify and support essential skills, accommodations and modifications needed for students with OI to be successful in a variety of instructional settings.
- Candidates develop skills to implement appropriate assistive technology supports for students with OI.
Course Three – Specialized Health Care and Supports for Student with Orthopedic Impairments
- Candidates learn to implement specialized health care methodologies, regulations, and technological procedures based on student IHCP’s to support a safe environment for students with OI.
- Consistent and safe use of universal precautions, specialized equipment, mobility devices and sensory accommodations will be a focus of the course.
- Candidates learn the knowledge to implement alternate forms of mobility, utilize safe lifting, positioning and feeding techniques.
- The course provides knowledge regarding the storage and safe operation of medical equipment.
Course Four – Transition and Collaborating with Families and Other Service Providers for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
- Provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to effectively participate as a member of a collaborative team that serves a student with OI.
- Candidates learn the essential skills needed to support students as they transition into/from hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.
- The course provides the candidates with the knowledge necessary to effectively support students with OI through post-school placements/agencies and services through the appropriate development of an ITP.
Director, Credential & Certification Programs
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Superintendent of Schools
Attn: Graciela Magdaleno
1105 S. Madera Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
Attn: Graciela Magdaleno