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ERIC Number: ED353712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Spina Bifida: General Information. Fact Sheet Number 12 = La Espina Bifida: Informacion General. Fact Sheet Number 21.
Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
This fact sheet on spina bifida is offered in both English and Spanish. It provides definitions of the three types of spina bifida (spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele). Incidence figures are given as are typical characteristics of children with spina bifida. Educational implications are briefly noted, including the need to accommodate these children's frequent need for surgery; provision of clean, intermittent catheterization as a related service; early intervention with hydrocephalus-related learning problems; adaptations in equipment or curriculum to maximize mainstreaming; and special instruction in mobility skills. The fact sheet lists two print resources and five organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Early Intervention, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Incidence, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Pupil Personnel Services, School Health Services, Special Health Problems, Spina Bifida, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.