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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
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
Medications to treat individuals with cerebral palsy have increased significantly over the last few decades. The purpose of this article was to randomly survey practicing neurologists on a national level to determine prescribing patterns for both spasticity and athetosis. The results indicated that the most frequently prescribed medication for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Physicians
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Sileo, Nancy M.; Sileo, Thomas W.; Prater, Mary Anne – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
HIV/AIDS continues to spread among children, youth, and young adults across all racial, ethnic, and cultural populations, including those with disabilities. This article considers information on HIV/AIDS such as individuals' health-risk behaviors, environmental circumstances, and perceptions that may contribute to HIV-infection; how disability…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cultural Traits, Prevention, Special Education Teachers
Pershelli, Andi – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
Following a traumatic brain injury, including a mild concussion, most students will have some degree of memory impairment. It can take 1-3 years for a child's memory to improve to its maximum capability following injury. Children cannot wait that long before returning to school. Teachers need to know how to diversify their instruction in order to…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Head Injuries, Memory, Brain
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The FDA committees and the manufacturers of the most common ADHD drugs have recently modified the prescription information to include warnings on sudden death, serious cardiovascular events, and suicidal ideation. The purpose of this article was to document the association between traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and ADHD and to clarify the…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Suicide, Neurological Impairments
Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Rupert, Jenny Hayes; Coleman-Martin, Mari Beth; Mezei, Peter J.; Calhoon, Mary Beth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
Although fluency instruction is an essential part of teaching reading, there is limited information on providing this type of instruction with students who have physical disabilities. This article examines three case studies across two students, one with cerebral palsy and the other with both arthrogryposis and spina bifida. In the first study,…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Special Needs Students, Case Studies
Glimps, Blanche Jackson; Ford, Theron – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Are there students with physical disabilities who are so severely impaired that their culture can not be taken into consideration? Growing numbers of preschool and school age children with such disabilities are from non-European countries including Africa, South America, East Asia, and the Caribbean Islands. In addition, children who are American…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Physical Disabilities, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Duris, Adrienne L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Students with physical impairments often have difficulties with reading and writing skills. As a result, they are behind when compared to their non-disabled peers. This requires teachers of students with orthopedic impairments to know the obstacles that effect reading and writing instruction for their students. They also need to be able to use…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Barriers, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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