Link between Children with Hypertension and Learning Disabilities

There has recently been some information connecting students with Hypertension to ADHD and learning disabilities. The study said that children with high blood pressure are four times more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The study followed children with high blood pressure. 28% of them had learning disabilities while 20% had ADHD.

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Special Education Categories

There are several areas in which a student can be identified and made eligible for special education.

Autism – a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, it is generally evident by age three.

Deaf-Blindness – a combination of hearing and visual impairments

Deafness – a hearing impairment

Emotional Disability – there are many characteristics included with this. They must be exhibited over a marked period of time and adversely affect a child’s education.

Hearing Impairments – a hearing impairment different than deafness

Intellectual Disability – having sub-average intellectual functioning

Multiple Disabilities – a combination of disabilities which impact education

Orthopedic Impairments – impairments caused at birth, by disease or accidents that adversely affect education

Other Health Impaired – Similar to Emotional Disabilities, Other Health Impaired or OHI consists of many different areas such as asthma, ADD, ADHD, heart condition, epilepsy, sickle cell anemia, just to name a few

Specific Learning Disability – a disability of one or more of the basic processes involved in understanding. This can include anything spoken or written. This is a large category that covers many different areas