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ERIC Number: EJ1137131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Educational Solutions for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Driver, Lynn; Omichinski, Donna Riccio; Miller, Nicole; Sandella, Danielle; Warschausky, Seth
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p100-118 Fall 2010
This paper characterizes educational strengths and needs of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and connects research findings from the University of Michigan's Adapted Cognitive Assessment Lab (ACAL) to current special educational requirements. It acknowledges the uniqueness of educating a child with significant motor and communication disabilities and suggests a reasonable starting point to develop an education plan for children with CP. The authors propose two key components critical to the educational success of children with CP: Accessible Assessment and Accessible Curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the importance of working within the mandated educational guidelines to best meet the individual educational needs of students with CP. Also included in the manuscript is a comprehensive appendix of resources related to the educational needs of children who receive special education services, a resource appendix specific to reading, examples of accommodations vs. modifications, and a diagram that highlights the key concepts of this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS); National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: H234M020077; NIHR21HD05259201A; NIHR21HD05734401; FIH133G070044