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Grumstrup, Brianna; Demchak, MaryAnn – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
This review of literature focuses on health issues for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and Multiple Impairments (MI). This population has two to three times higher overweight and obesity prevalence than typically developing individuals. Furthermore, they have higher risk for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level
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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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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
This article provides a comprehensive and current synthesis of the legislation, regulations, policy interpretations, and case law concerning students with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury from pre-K to grade 12. The primary focus is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the scope extends to other applicable legal bases. The…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Legal Responsibility, Federal Legislation
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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
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
Medications to treat individuals with cerebral palsy have increased significantly over the last few decades. The purpose of this article was to randomly survey practicing neurologists on a national level to determine prescribing patterns for both spasticity and athetosis. The results indicated that the most frequently prescribed medication for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Physicians
Effgen, Susan K.; Myers, Christine Teeters; Myers, Doug – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
Each year, the United States Department of Education collects data on the number of children with disabilities and the number of service providers meeting their needs in the educational system. The purpose of this investigation was to reanalyze the U.S. Department of Education data to determine state and regional ratios of physical therapists and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
Roberts, Jillian; MacMath, Sheryl; English, Margot; Martin, Joan; Hayashi, Al; Sigalet, David L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
This article takes a comprehensive look at the effects of pectus excavatum, a congenital deformity with psychosocial and physical ramifications, and the Nuss procedure on the quality of life of adolescents. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive corrective surgery. Twenty-five participants from Calgary, Alberta were interviewed (10 adolescents…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Surgery, Adolescents, Congenital Impairments
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Zabel, T. Andrew; Gray, Robert M.; Gardner, Julie; Ackerman, John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
One-to-one aides can be an important intervention resource for the reintegration of children into school following traumatic brain injury (TBI). School-based one-to-one aides are typically paraprofessionals assigned to monitor children with TBI throughout the school day. This intervention allows for a continuous feedback and reinforcement schedule…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Reentry Students, School Aides
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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
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Mezei, Peter; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Although word prediction software was originally developed for individuals with physical disabilities, little research has been conducted featuring participants with physical disabilities. Using the Co:Writer 4000 word prediction software, three participants with physical disabilities improved typing rate and spelling accuracy, and two of these…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Assistive Technology, Physical Disabilities, Spelling
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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
The purpose of this article is to review the literature related the development of Strattera, a nonstimulant drug for treating individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Due to the fact that a number of individuals with motor and other disabilities also have attention problems, the writers devote special attention to this…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities
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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth M. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2002
Intrathecal baclofen therapy, a treatment for cerebral palsy and other spastic and rigidity disorders, is showing promise as an effective intervention. This article synthesizes both the medical and rehabilitation conceptual literature to update educators and related service providers as to the efficacy of this intervention. Implications for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Intervention