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Murdick, Nikki L.; Gartin, Barbara C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Since the 1990s the number of children with disabilities placed within the general education classroom has steadily increased. Many of these children are provided special education services under the generic disability title "intellectual disability." Over the past decade, there has been a significant amount of research concerning rare…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Genetic Disorders, Physical Disabilities
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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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Angell, Maureen E.; Bailey, Rita L.; Nicholson, Joanna K.; Stoner, Julia B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
This article provides a practitioner-friendly synthesis of existing literature on family involvement in the management of dysphagia for school-age. Research reviewed includes family perspectives on programs, therapists, and characteristics that comprise effective family involvement in school-based dysphagia management programs. Also included are…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Disabilities, School Personnel, Individualized Education Programs
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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Baldwin, Joni L.; Euteneur, Stacy; Anderson, Kevin – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
Children learn through movement and interactions with their environment and/or with others. For children who have physical limitations, this natural developmental process is affected. The use of assistive technology to enhance movement, communication, play and learning allows the child with physical impairments to learn in a more independent…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Skill Development, Physical Disabilities