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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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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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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
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
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Mezei, Peter; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Although word prediction software was originally developed for individuals with physical disabilities, little research has been conducted featuring participants with physical disabilities. Using the Co:Writer 4000 word prediction software, three participants with physical disabilities improved typing rate and spelling accuracy, and two of these…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Assistive Technology, Physical Disabilities, Spelling
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Swinehart-Jones, Dawn – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2003
This article provides information on orthopedic impairments and the unique knowledge and skills required to provide these students with an appropriate education. Information on current practice is provided, as well as training and technical assistance models that can be used to help provide teachers with the necessary training. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
A study of 147 school districts in Georgia examined the extent to which special health care procedures are performed in a school setting, the involvement of teachers performing special health care procedures, training and supervision issues, and the availability of written procedures. Results found teachers performed health care procedures more…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Information Needs, Intervention
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Best, Gary A.; Ollie, Phyllis A.; Weinroth, Michael D.; Dykes, Mary Kay; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1998
Based on the "Showcase" presentation of the Division for Physical and Health Disabilities at the 1997 Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Addresses the different labels of individuals with disabilities and the history and future of educating children with physical and health disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Labeling (of Persons), Physical Disabilities