Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 058: Physical or Other Health Impairment

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Understanding Students with Physical or Other Health Impairments 001–005 25%
II Assessing Students with Physical or Other Health Impairments and Developing Individualized Programs 006–010 25%
III Promoting Development and Learning in Students with Physical or Other Health Impairments 011–016 30%
IV Working in the Professional Environment 017–020 20%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL OR OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS

Objective 001—Understand typical and atypical human growth and development.

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Objective 002—Understand characteristics of physical impairments.

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Objective 003—Understand characteristics of other health impairments.

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Objective 004—Understand characteristics of traumatic brain injury.

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Objective 005—Understand the effects of physical or other health impairments and multiple impairments on human development, learning, and postsecondary/adult life roles.

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Subarea II— ASSESSING STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL OR OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS AND DEVELOPING INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

Objective 006—Understand types and characteristics of various assessment instruments and methods.

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Objective 007—Understand procedures for conducting assessments to address the individual strengths and needs of students with physical or other health impairments through the Evaluation Review process.

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Objective 008—Understand procedures for interpreting and communicating assessment results to all stakeholders through the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) process.

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Objective 009—Understand procedures for developing, implementing, monitoring, and amending Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other plans for students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 010—Understand uses of ongoing assessment and evaluation in the education of students with physical or other health impairments.

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Subarea III—PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING IN STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL OR OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS

Objective 011—Understand strategies for designing and modifying the learning environment to meet the needs of students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 012—Understand strategies and procedures for managing the learning environment for students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 013—Understand principles and methods of planning and individualizing instruction for students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 014—Understand strategies for promoting the communication skills and social competence of students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 015—Understand strategies for promoting students' acquisition of functional living skills.

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Objective 016—Understand strategies and procedures for supporting transitions of students with physical or other health impairments.

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Subarea IV—WORKING IN THE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Objective 017—Understanding strategies for communicating and collaborating with students with physical or other health impairments and their parents/guardians to help students achieve desired learning outcomes.

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Objective 018—Understanding strategies for establishing partnerships with other school personnel and community agencies to enhance learning opportunities for students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 019—Understanding the historical, social, and legal foundations of education for students with physical or other health impairments.

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Objective 020—Understanding the professional, ethical, and legal roles and responsibilities of the teacher of students with physical or other health impairments.

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