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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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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is one of the low-incidence physical disabilities that the literature has not addressed in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its case law applications. To help fill the gap, this relatively brief article provides (a) an introduction of PWS from legal sources; (b) an overview of the IDEA,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
This article provides an up-to-date and comprehensive canvassing of the judicial case law concerning the responses to students with concussions in the public school context. The two categories of court decisions are (a) those concerning continued participation in interscholastic athletics, referred to under the rubric of "return to play"…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Urso, Annmarie; Rozalski, Michael – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The number of students with special health care needs (SHCN; McPherson, Arango & Fox, 1998) and the frequency of life-threatening health emergencies in schools (e.g., asthma, diabetes, severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, seizure disorders), continues to increase. It has become increasingly important for teachers to be trained in…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Emergency Programs, Student Needs, First Aid
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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E.; Lane, Justin D.; Mataras, Theologia K. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
The percentage of children with special needs receiving academic instruction at home has substantially increased since a resurgence of homeschooling during the 1990s. In light of this information, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the history and laws related to homeschooling, the characteristics of homeschool families, and…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Disabilities, School Choice
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Irwin, Mary Kay; Elam, Megan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Novel treatments are improving the prognosis for many illnesses, making it possible to survive diseases that were once considered fatal. With these advancements comes great responsibility to ensure quality of life for those living with chronic illness. Educators are among the group of professionals accountable for ensuring quality of life…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Educational Experience, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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Barkon, Beverly – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
By 2010 it is predicted that one in 900 adults will be survivors of some form of pediatric cancer. The numbers are somewhat lower for survivors of brain tumors, though their numbers are increasing. Schools mistakenly believe that these children easily fit pre-existing categories of disability. Though these students share some of the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Brain, Educational Environment
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Coffey, Kenneth; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
The purpose of this study was to survey special and regular educators as to their knowledge and attitudes about a newly developed drug for seizure control, Diastat. Recently the administration of this drug by school personnel has been mandated as a related service under IDEA. A total of two hundred schools were surveyed in four different areas of…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Seizures, Special Education Teachers, Related Services (Special Education)
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
McCaleb, Karen Nykorchuk – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students identified as having brain injury were receiving Section 504 or special education services and, if so, under which disability category were special education services being provided. The participants were parents of students who were enrolled in grades 1-12 during the 2001-2002 school…
Descriptors: Injuries, Brain, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education)
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Mancini, Kathryn G.; Layton, Carol A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
Due to advances in medical technology more early childhood students who are medically fragile are entering school and being included in general education. The field of special education lacks a broad research base regarding this unique population. This qualitative study examined the perceptions of nine early childhood teachers on the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Young Children
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Best, Sherwood J.; Best, Gary A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
Recommendations are provided for the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as it pertains to individuals with physical disabilities. Recommendations address the following areas: professional development of teachers, physical disabilities as a focus category in the support programs, and incentives for model…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Laws