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Glimps, Blanche Jackson – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
Concerns about American's youth being productive workers, capable leaders and conscientious consumers in a global community are copious. The Committee for Economical Development (2005) reported that youth in the U.S. know little about the world or international issues and how this affects their future, acquire insufficient international skills and…
Descriptors: Global Education, Physical Disabilities, Individualized Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Searcy, Sheri; Lee-Lawson, Carla – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
This article discusses how special education teachers can serve as mentors to parents of children with physical and health disabilities. The benefits of mentoring to both the parent and the mentor are described. The stages that the relationship may go through and potential barriers are also addressed. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Sobsey, Dick – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This paper responds to Wood and May's survey of special education teachers' attitudes toward euthanasia. It is pointed out that the mere existence of attitudes supporting euthanasia does not constitute a validation of such attitudes. The discussion of euthanasia of individuals with severe disabilities is discussed as representative of a…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Euthanasia
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Parette, H. P., Jr.; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
Studies of the degree of involvement (DOI) and its relationship to therapeutic intervention effectiveness and related services for young children with cerebral palsy were reviewed. Three dimensions of DOI: (1) brain damage and mental retardation, (2) functional motor ability, and (3) emotional disturbance and behavior problems were reviewed. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Ancillary School Services, Behavior Problems, Cerebral Palsy
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Rainforth, Beverly; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
This response to Parette et al. concerning the use of degree of involvement (DOI) in determining appropriate related services for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities proposes a standard for using limited resources judiciously based on the principle of "only as special as necessary." (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cerebral Palsy, Decision Making, Delivery Systems
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Giangreco, Michael F. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
Discusses what a quality curriculum should look like for a student with severe disabilities, who should determine curricular content, the basis for selection of curricular content, and how individualized curricular content can be appropriately addressed in a classroom where students without disabilities are pursuing different curricular content.…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Best, Gary A.; Ollie, Phyllis A.; Weinroth, Michael D.; Dykes, Mary Kay; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1998
Based on the "Showcase" presentation of the Division for Physical and Health Disabilities at the 1997 Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Addresses the different labels of individuals with disabilities and the history and future of educating children with physical and health disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Labeling (of Persons), Physical Disabilities
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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
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Giangreco, Michael F. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
Norman Kunc, consultant on educational and disability issues, discusses his early segregated education and perceived devaluation due to his cerebral palsy; the intrusion of therapies into his daily schedule; and the sometimes assaultive nature of physical therapy. Kunc views his disability as a characteristic of his personal diversity and…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Individual Development
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Best, Gary A.; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
This article outlines the development of a new California teacher credential in the area of physical and health impairments. The credential development process, identification of adopted standards, and the guiding principles used by the authors, who served as consultants to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, are described.…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Credentials, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Disabilities
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Weiss, Keith E.; Dykes, Mary Kay – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
Outlines the legal issues surrounding the provision of school support services and assistive technology for children with disabilities. The definition of assistive technology and related services is examined, with findings from relevant case law provided. Information is provided on interpretation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation