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ERIC Number: EJ843615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Technologically Dependent/Medically Fragile At Risk Student
Ryan, Thomas G.
International Journal of Special Education, v21 n3 p15-21 2006
This article considers our current technologically sophisticated educational system as it attempts to meet the needs of a school population that is more diverse, needy, and exceptional than at any other point in history. The very nature of the term "at risk" is based on the perception that students may dropout due to their living situation which affects their academic lives. Within this at risk population there is a further level of need which includes students who are at risk of not only failure in school but also are identified as medically fragile/technology dependent (mf/td). It is this mf/td designation that is illuminated as these students require onsite complex medical care to manage "multiple" risks via technologic support, multiple team member efforts, and coping mechanisms just to complete each day. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada