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Crosby, Lori E.; Joffe, Naomi E.; Irwin, Mary Kay; Strong, Heather; Peugh, James; Shook, Lisa; Kalinyak, Karen A.; Mitchell, Monica J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
Sickle cell disease (SCD) results in neuropsychological complications that place adolescents at higher risk for limited educational achievement. A first step to developing effective educational interventions is to understand the impact of SCD on school performance. The current study assessed perceptions of school performance, SCD interference and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetic Disorders, Adolescents, Interference (Learning)
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Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Crippen, Robert – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Despite the transition requirements mandated by IDEA, and a growing body of research supporting effective transition planning for learners with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability, current national surveys of transition from school to work document dismal employment outcomes for adults with significant disabilities who frequently…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs
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Filce, Hollie Gabler; Bishop, John B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The educational implications of chronic illnesses which involve incontinence are not well represented in the literature. The experiences of an adolescent with multiple complex illnesses, including incontinence, were explored via an intrinsic case study. Data were gathered from the adolescent, her mother, and teachers through interviews, email…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Hygiene
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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
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