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Jimenez, Bree Ann; Stanger, Carol – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
A survey was conducted with 86 teachers across 10 states regarding their students' ease of use of physical manipulatives incorporated with implementing evidence-based early numeracy instruction. The majority of respondents indicated significant student accessibility barriers. Specifically, 75% of respondents had students with tactile defensiveness…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Severe Intellectual Disability, Special Education Teachers, Manipulative Materials
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Hart Barnett, Juliet E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
A substantial number of students struggle with sustained attention in today's schools, including those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Both traditional and technology-driven strategies and tools are available to address the attention needs of students with ADHD and other students who struggle with attention in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Needs, Attention, Educational Environment
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Carter, Kathleen; Pennington, Robert; Ledford, Elizabeth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
As adults with Down syndrome (DS) age, their strength decreases resulting in difficulty performing activities of daily living. In the current study, we investigated the use of video modeling for teaching three adults with DS to perform weight lifting techniques. A multiple probe design across behaviors (i.e., lifts) was used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Pilot Projects, Athletics, Physical Education
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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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Rivera, Christopher J.; Jimenez, Bree A.; Baker, Joshua N.; Spies, Tracy; Mims, Pamela J.; Ginevra, Courtade – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
The needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with moderate or severe intellectual disability (ID) are quite unique and complex. CLD students with moderate or severe ID face many of the same issues as their non-disabled CLD peers; however, due to the nature of their disability this may lead to even less access to the general…
Descriptors: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Severe Intellectual Disability, Cultural Differences, Student Needs
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Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Capizzi, Andrea M. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
Paraeducators are on the front lines in special education settings, providing support to teachers and students with significant disabilities and specific health-care needs. The important role they play demands efficient and cost-effective training in core skills. This study utilized a multiple-baseline across behaviors design to evaluate a…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Best Practices, Research, Staff Development
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Riggie, Jennifer; Xu, Tingting – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition that significantly affects the individual's learning, development, behavior, family, and quality of life. Diagnosing children with this condition and providing effective supports is challenging for professionals because little intervention research has been performed with the…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students
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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
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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Spear, Andi – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) changes cognition and behavior in students. Their learning needs are different from students with other exceptionalities. General and special education teachers can use specific strategies based on learning style, along with certain resources, with students who have experienced a TBI to promote learning in reading,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Head Injuries, Brain, Teaching Methods