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ERIC Number: ED370269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Spina Bifida: General Information. Fact Sheet Number 12 = La Espina Bifida: Informacion General. Fact Sheet Number 12.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
This fact sheet offers definitions of the three types of spina bifida, outlines their incidence, describes characteristics of individuals with spina bifida, and reviews educational implications. The fact sheet emphasizes that school programs should be flexible to accommodate these students' special needs and frequent absences, that children with spina bifida and a history of hydrocephalus often experience learning problems, that mainstreaming sometimes requires changes in school equipment or curriculum, and that children with spina bifida should be encouraged to be independent and to participate in activities with nondisabled classmates within the limits of safety and health. A list of three print resources and five organizations is provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Spina Bifida, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY), P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For a previous edition, see ED 353 712. Fact Sheet regularly updated. For later updates, contact NICHCY.