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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Diabetes is a condition where high amounts of glucose are found in the bloodstream due to impaired secretion of insulin. The hormone insulin was discovered by two physicians, Fredrick Banting and James Mcleod in 1921. Individuals with severe diabetes typically controlled their glucose level with multiple daily injections of insulin. Recently the…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Literature Reviews, Equipment, Medical Services
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Menear, Kristi Sayers; Shapiro, Deborah R. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
Roughly 39% of children and youth with disabilities are physically active (Longmuir & Bar-Or, 2000). Increasing the number of individuals with disabilities who are physically active is a public health priority (Kosma, Cardinal & Rintala, 2002). This paper will highlight the current status of physical activity for persons with a disability by…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Disabilities, Physical Activity Level, Public Health
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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth M. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2002
Intrathecal baclofen therapy, a treatment for cerebral palsy and other spastic and rigidity disorders, is showing promise as an effective intervention. This article synthesizes both the medical and rehabilitation conceptual literature to update educators and related service providers as to the efficacy of this intervention. Implications for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Intervention
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Utley, Bonnie L.; Rapport, Mary Jane K. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2002
Collaborative teamwork is viewed by many as a characteristic of effective working relationships between adults who provide special education and related services in educational settings. Although a substantial body of research exists on the philosophy and practice of collaborative teamwork, the contributions of veteran team members regarding which…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Attitudes, Special Education Teachers
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Wood, Diane M.; May, Deborah C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This paper describes findings from a survey of the attitudes of 188 special education teachers toward ethical dilemmas surrounding surgery, active and passive euthanasia and the right to die. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Euthanasia
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Sobsey, Dick – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This paper responds to Wood and May's survey of special education teachers' attitudes toward euthanasia. It is pointed out that the mere existence of attitudes supporting euthanasia does not constitute a validation of such attitudes. The discussion of euthanasia of individuals with severe disabilities is discussed as representative of a…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Euthanasia
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Yousef, Jamal M. S. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
This article provides an overview of the educational implications of diabetes in children through discussion of the nature of diabetes, factors associated with educational performance, and the teacher's role in meeting the child's needs. It argues that teachers should treat these students as normal learners, without ignoring their unique needs or…
Descriptors: Child Health, Diabetes, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This article provides school personnel with considerations for facilitating the successful management of students who are technology-dependent in the classroom and school environment. Guidelines based on student needs, instructional strategies, staff training, and organization of the physical environment are provided. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yousef, Jamal M. S. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
The impact that counseling can have on a family with a child with diabetes mellitus is discussed. The benefits for the child's psychosocial adjustment and development are highlighted. An overview of the challenges a family with a diabetic child faces is provided and the counselor's role in assisting such families is emphasized. (CR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Rearing, Children, Coping
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Schnieders, Christine A.; Ludy, Robbie J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
As more medically fragile and health-impaired students are included in the educational system, teachers are increasingly likely to confront the death of a student. This article identifies developmental levels of understanding death, factors which affect grieving, and symptoms of grief demonstrated by children and adults. Recommendations for…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Counseling Techniques, Death, Developmental Stages
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Knight, Diane – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1999
This guide to Tourette Syndrome addresses prevalence and etiology, associated behaviors (such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), treatment approaches and medication, and classroom management techniques (such as handling tic release/stress and managing hyperactivity/controlling attentional impulses). (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology
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Ammer, Jerome J.; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
Five universities offering credential programs for teachers of individuals with physical disabilities jointly investigated demographics, and teacher competency and training options. Surveys completed by 220 administrators and 143 teachers indicated a body of expertise exists available to special education teachers, and special and general…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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Giangreco, Michael F. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
The Vermont Independent Services Team Approach (VISTA), is a cross-disciplinary method for planning consensus decisions about type, mode, and frequency of related services required to support a student's educational program. After six student planning teams used the VISTA model, team members reported higher levels of confidence in team practices…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education