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Marini, A.; Lorusso, M. L.; D'Angelo, M. G.; Civati, F.; Turconi, A. C.; Fabbro, F.; Bresolin, N. – Brain and Language, 2007
The present work investigated cognitive, linguistic and narrative abilities in a group of children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an allelic X-linked recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin. The patients showed mildly reduced IQ with lower Verbal than Performance Intelligence Quotient and were mildly…
Descriptors: Verbs, Patients, Linguistics, Short Term Memory
Singh, Delar K. – 2001
A survey instrument is presented that is designed to explore the in-service training needs of general elementary and secondary teachers as they relate to learners with physical disabilities. It contains 75 items and takes 20-25 minutes to complete. The survey includes questions about the educator's teaching experience, teacher training in special…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Cerebral Palsy
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Hoskin, Janet – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
There are an increasing number of young people with a range of life-limiting impairments in our schools, colleges, universities and communities. One of these impairments is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare, life-limiting genetic muscle-wasting impairment that affects predominantly males. Twenty years ago, most people with DMD did not live…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Genetic Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Quality of Life
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Webb, Carol L. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2005
This study addresses parental perspectives and coping strategies related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and specific learning disabilities. Data were collected through individual semi-structured in-depth interviews with fifteen sets of parents. Participants were selected based on variables such as age of children, number of children with both…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Parent Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Coping
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Linertová, Renata; González-Guadarrama, Javier; Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro; Posada-De-la-Paz, Manuel; Péntek, Márta; Iskrov, Georgi; Ballester, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Inclusive education of disabled students has been promoted in European disability policies. However, the transition process from more segregated system is slow. The purpose of this study was to provide an insight about different types of schooling of disabled children affected by a rare disease across Europe and to evaluate their and caregivers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Hoskin, Janet – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
In England, legislation introduced in 2014 to reform support for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) from birth to 25 years of age has been described as the biggest change in SEND for 30 years. Support now focuses on improved outcomes for young people with SEND, and aims to be more aspirational and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Special Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Hinton, V. J.; De Vivo, D. C.; Fee, R.; Goldstein, E.; Stern, Y. – Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 2004
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder that presents with progressive muscular weakness. It is caused by a mutation in a gene that results in the absence of specific products that normally localize to muscle cells and the central nervous system (CNS). The majority of affected individuals have IQs within the…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Siblings, Physical Disabilities, Anatomy
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Thille, Patricia; Gibson, Barbara E.; Abrams, Thomas; McAdam, Laura C.; Mistry, Bhavnita; Setchell, Jenny – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
For those with chronic, progressive conditions, high quality clinical care requires attention to the human dimensions of illness--emotional, social, and moral aspects--which co-exist with biophysical dimensions of disease. Reflexivity brings historical, institutional, and socio-cultural influences on clinical activities to the fore, enabling…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Reflection, Child Health, Rehabilitation
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Schkade, Janette K.; And Others – Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 1987
Twenty-five males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy were tested to assess their potential for occupational activity. Tests measured possible sensory deficits, strength, endurance, and fatigue in response to sustained fine motor activity. Results indicate that, within limitations, persons with this diagnosis can engage in activity leading to skill…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Motor Reactions, Quality of Life, Vocational Evaluation
Mearig, Judith S. – Rehabilitation Literature, 1973
Discussed are personality aspects of Duchenne or pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy, a progressive wasting of muscular tissue, which afflicts only boys, and usually has its noticeable onset before the age of 6 years; and described is the development of three male dystrophic siblings. (DB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Diseases, Exceptional Child Education, Males
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Thomas, Lisa B.; Joseph, Gayle L.; Adkins, Tracey D.; Andrade, Francisco H.; Stemple, Joseph C. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2008
Purpose: "Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)" is caused by the loss of the cytoskeletal protein, dystrophin. The disease leads to severe and progressive skeletal muscle wasting. Interestingly, the disease spares some muscles. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of dystrophin deficiency on 2 intrinsic laryngeal muscles, the…
Descriptors: Human Body, Genetic Disorders, Neurological Impairments, Animals
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Reid, Denise T.; Renwick, Rebecca M. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1994
A new questionnaire instrument, the Life Satisfaction Index for Adolescents (LSIA), has been developed for adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This article reviews the conceptual basis of the LSIA, its development, and its reliability and validity (established with 15 male adolescents with DMD). (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Life Satisfaction, Males
American School Health Association (NJ3), 2005
This resource sets the standard for school nurses concerning the formulation of individualized healthcare plans designed to fit the unique health needs of students. Eighteen chapters focus on special issues and school nursing concepts. Computer software, which accompanies the manual, assists in the development and creation of individualized…
Descriptors: Diseases, Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Homeless People
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL. – 1990
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this booklet describes some of the more common physical and health impairments that can affect young children. For each disability, the description generally stresses typical characteristics and special requirements. Addresses and telephone…
Descriptors: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes
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Ohlendieck, Kay – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2002
This article outlines an undergraduate course focusing on supramolecular membrane protein complexes involved in the molecular pathogenesis of neuromuscular disorders. The emphasis of this course is to introduce students to the key elements involved in the ion regulation and membrane stabilization during muscle contraction and the role of these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Pathology, Human Body, Biochemistry
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