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Rogers, Wendy; Johnson, Nicole – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Federal legislation such as IDEA (1997) and NCLB (2001) have led to an increase in the number of students with significant disabilities receiving instruction in the general education classroom. This inclusionary movement has established a more diverse student population in which general and special education teachers are responsible for providing…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Grumstrup, Brianna; Demchak, MaryAnn – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
This review of literature focuses on health issues for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and Multiple Impairments (MI). This population has two to three times higher overweight and obesity prevalence than typically developing individuals. Furthermore, they have higher risk for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level
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Whinnery, Stacie B.; Whinnery, Keith W.; Eddins, Daisy – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
This article addresses the challenges educators face when attempting to find a balance between both functional and academic skill instruction for students with severe, multiple disabilities including motor impairments. The authors describe a strategy that employs embedded instruction of early numeracy and functional motor skills during physical…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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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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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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Klenk, Jessicia A.; Pufpaff, Lisa A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Research on literacy instruction for students with multiple disabilities is limited. Empirical research on braille instruction for students with multiple disabilities that include congenital blindness is virtually nonexistent. This case study offers initial insight into possible methods of early braille literacy instruction for a student with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Congenital Impairments
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Bailey, Rita L.; Angell, Maureen E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
This study employed a multiple probe design to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based lunchtime oral-sensory/oral-motor/positive reinforcement program on food acceptance behaviors of three youth with multiple disabilities. Overall dramatic gains in food acceptance behaviors of all participants indicated that trained school personnel were…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Stimulation, Positive Reinforcement, Eating Habits
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Kulik, Barbara J., Ed. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2003
Two issues of this journal on education and related services for students with physical disabilities contain the following major articles or reviews: "Environmental Effects on Education" (Harold F. Perla); "Using Touch Math for Students with Physical Impairments To Teach and Enhance Beginning Math Skills" (Adrienne L. Duris); "Traumatic Brain…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Delivery Systems