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ERIC Number: EJ1061921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Teaching Children with Niemann-Pick Disease
Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.; Cooley, Jennifer; Barnett, Sara
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v32 n2 p30-42 2013
Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) is a group of rare inherited disorders that are both systemic and degenerative. Knowledge of the disease, its characteristics, and its progression are essential for the teacher and related service personnel to provide an appropriate educational experience for the student. For the teacher who has a student with NPC in his/her classroom, the focus is two-fold: first to provide a supportive academic environment for the student with NPC and her/his classroom peers; and, second, to provide emotional support for the student and the family. Included in this manuscript are suggested accommodations for the teacher and other therapists and related service personnel to use in providing an appropriate education for a student with NPC.
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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