Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization

  • Program Components

    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.

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    Program Content

    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.

Program Tuition for OIAA

  • The Program Tuition cost for Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization (OIAA) is $3,500.00.

    * A minimum of six participants are required to operate a cohort.

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Contact Information

  • Jason Mercier
    Director, Credential & Certification Programs
    Phone: 559-662-3865
    Email: jmercier@mcsos.org

    Graciela Magdaleno
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 559-662-4667
    Email: gmagdaleno@mcsos.org

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    Mailing Address:
    Madera County
    Superintendent of Schools
    Attn: Graciela Magdaleno
    1105 S. Madera Avenue
    Madera, CA 93637

    Attn: Graciela Magdaleno