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ERIC Number: EJ955441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Educational Needs and Accommodations for Children with Bowel and/or Bladder Dysfunction
Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v30 n1 p30-52 Spr 2011
The physiological and psychological effects of bowel and/or bladder dysfunction can negatively impact students, especially over time. Understanding the educational challenges and needs of these children is necessary to provide services and supports required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. A survey of 106 parents of children with bowel and/or bladder dysfunction and adults with such dysfunction revealed almost one-third (31.4%) never had any formal educational plan. Almost one-half (45%) missed more than a week of school in the previous year, and 7.9% did not attend school at all because of their condition. A list of potential accommodations needed by these children to be successful in school is provided and discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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 - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973