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Urso, Annmarie; Rozalski, Michael – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The number of students with special health care needs (SHCN; McPherson, Arango & Fox, 1998) and the frequency of life-threatening health emergencies in schools (e.g., asthma, diabetes, severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, seizure disorders), continues to increase. It has become increasingly important for teachers to be trained in…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Emergency Programs, Student Needs, First Aid
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Coleman, Mari Beth; Best, Sherwood J.; Emerson, Judith – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
This study examined teachers' knowledge and support when working with students with terminal illness or having experienced a student death. One hundred and ninety teachers of students with physical or multiple disabilities responded to a 40 item questionnaire that was distributed nationally. Results indicated that teachers have greater knowledge…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Terminal Illness, Physical Disabilities
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Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.; Cooley, Jennifer; Barnett, Sara – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 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…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Diseases, Special Needs Students, Teacher Role
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Riggie, Jennifer; Xu, Tingting – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition that significantly affects the individual's learning, development, behavior, family, and quality of life. Diagnosing children with this condition and providing effective supports is challenging for professionals because little intervention research has been performed with the…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students
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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E.; Lane, Justin D.; Mataras, Theologia K. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
The percentage of children with special needs receiving academic instruction at home has substantially increased since a resurgence of homeschooling during the 1990s. In light of this information, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the history and laws related to homeschooling, the characteristics of homeschool families, and…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Disabilities, School Choice
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Coffey, Kenneth M.; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue and updated in the Spring 2006 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with ADHD. The article noted that one of the main attributes of the drug is the fact that it is not a stimulant medication, but rather works by blocking or slowing the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Suicide, Brain
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Whinnery, Stacie B.; Whinnery, Keith W. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
This article presents a case study of an adult with severe, multiple disabilities and discusses issues affecting meaningful life participation. Emphasis is placed on the role of functional mobility skills to increase active engagement in age-appropriate activities and opportunities to make informed choices. MOVE for Adults (Mobility Opportunities…
Descriptors: Physical Mobility, Multiple Disabilities, Daily Living Skills, Severe Disabilities
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Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In order to foster effective transitions to adulthood, it is necessary for youths with chronic healthcare conditions to have access to training and support. When the condition is one that is rare and potentially stigmatizing such as incontinence, these opportunities can be difficult to find locally. Camps and special weekends have been used to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Residential Programs
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Mezei, Peter J.; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
Many students with physical disabilities have difficulty with writing fluency due to motor limitations. One type of assistive technology that has been developed to improve writing speed and accuracy is word prediction software, although there is a paucity of research supporting its use for individuals with physical disabilities. This study used an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Prediction, Physical Disabilities
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McFelea, Joni Taylor; Raver, Sharon – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
This study measured the quality of life of two groups of families with children who had severe developmental disabilities-families whose child lived at home and families whose child lived in a residential facility. Participants were 54 primary caregivers of children who had severe intellectual disabilities and who lacked the ability to both…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Place of Residence
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Whiting-MacKinnon, Cheryl; Roberts, Jillian – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In Canada, approximately three out of every 1,000 children have epilepsy, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed neurological conditions affecting children. It is therefore highly probable that educators will work with this population at some point in their careers. Epilepsy is linked to academic underachievement and social isolation, but…
Descriptors: Underachievement, School Personnel, Student Attitudes, Social Isolation
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Avant, Mary Jane Thompson – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Teachers need to maintain a safe, healthy environment for all their students in order to promote learning. However, there are additional considerations when students require health care procedures, such as tube feeding or clean intermittent catheterization. Teachers must effectively monitor their students and understand their roles and…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Individualized Programs, Position Papers, Legal Responsibility
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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by various involuntary motor movements and vocal tics. Symptoms of TS emerge between the ages of 3 to 8 years old, are most severe when an individual reaches puberty, and decrease by the time a person is 20 years old. Additionally, persons with TS may have secondary disabilities of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurological Impairments, Special Needs Students
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Coleman, Mari Beth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Students with physical disabilities often require assistive technology to access curriculum and instruction. This paper discusses some of the issues that impede successful implementation of assistive technology for students with physical disabilities and provides a checklist that teachers and related services personnel may use when considering…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Physical Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
This article provides a comprehensive and current synthesis of the legislation, regulations, policy interpretations, and case law concerning students with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury from pre-K to grade 12. The primary focus is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the scope extends to other applicable legal bases. The…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Legal Responsibility, Federal Legislation
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