The AEPA Special Education: Orthopedic Impairments/Other Health Impairments Exam covers four areas.
The first, Understanding Students with Orthopedic Impairments, which makes up 15% of the test, has questions on the types of orthopedic impairments and their effect on learning.
The second section, Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Education Programs, is worth 20%. The test taker must understand assessment techniques and how to use the results to develop IEPs.
Promoting Student Development and Learning, 45%, shows your knowledge of the development and modification of a positive learning environment for students with orthopedic impairments, along with instructional methods to promote the development of cognitive, communication, social, and behavioral skills. It also covers transitioning to adult life, whether to employment or post secondary education.
Working in a Collaborative Learning Community, 20%, shows your ability to draw from school, family, and community partnerships to support the student’s progress.