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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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Lund, Emily M.; Seekins, Tom – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
This study assessed the relationship between exposure to classmates with visible impairments in primary and secondary schools with later attitudes toward people with disabilities. Fifty college students (mean age = 20.28 years; 76% female) completed measures assessing the extent and quality of recalled exposure to classmates with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Familiarity, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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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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Moriarty, Susan; Brown, Suzanne Robben – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2010
This case report describes the impact of the post-professional doctor of physical therapy curriculum on the role of one physical therapist employed as a special education related service provider. Physical therapists working in the public school setting play an important role in promoting success for students with physical disabilities as…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study
Peterson-Karlan, George; Hourcade, Jack J.; Parette, Phil – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
In recent years effective instruction in reading for learners with physical and educational disabilities has received great attention in the schools. However, instruction in the corollary skill of writing has received considerably less emphasis. This review paper notes that through the use of assistive technology, students with a variety of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Writing Skills, Assistive Technology, Expository Writing
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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