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Orthopedic Impairment: Oregon Administrative Rules

If a child is suspected of having an orthopedic impairment, the following evaluation shall be conducted:

  • A medical statement or a health assessment statement indicating a diagnosis of an orthopedic or neuromotor impairment or a description of the motor impairment;
  • A standardized motor assessment, including the areas of fine motor, gross motor and self-help, when appropriate, by a specialist knowledgeable about orthopedic or neuromotor development;
  • Assessments to determine the impact of the suspected disability:
    • On the child’s educational performance for a school-age child; or
    • On the child’s developmental progress for a preschool child; and
  • Additional evaluations or assessments that are necessary to identify the child’s educational needs.

For a child suspected of having an orthopedic impairment, the child shall meet all of the following minimum criteria:

  • The child has a motor impairment, which results in deficits in the quality, speed or accuracy of movement. These deficits must be documented by a score of two or more standard deviations below the mean in one or more of the three motor areas (fine motor, gross motor, and self-help), or functional deficits in at least two of the three motor areas; and
  • The child’s condition is permanent or is expected to last for more than 60 calendar days.

For a child to be eligible for special education services as a child with an orthopedic impairment, the child’s team shall determine that:

  • The child’s disability has an adverse impact:
    • On the child’s educational performance for a school-age child; or
    • On the child’s developmental progress for a preschool child; and
  • The child needs special education services or, for a preschool child, El/ECSE services, as a result of the disability.

Refer a Child for an Evaluation

Cascade Regional Services are accessed through the local early intervention unit or educational agency where the child attends school.

How to refer a child

Cascade Regional Program – Contact

Program Administrator:
Cindy Madden
541.812.2770
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Admin. Assistant:
Lisa Schoen
541.812.2771
Email