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Irwin, Mary Kay; Elam, Megan; Merianos, Ashley; Nabors, Laura; Murphy, Christel – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Despite the increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions among youth in schools, teachers report little exposure to specific coursework focusing on how to best support students with these conditions in the classroom. This study examined how teacher preparation programs prepare educators to meet the needs of this growing student population;…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Chronic Illness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Baker, Joshua N.; Lowrey, K. Alisa; Wennerlind, K. Ryan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Since the reauthorization of The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, postsecondary programs that include individuals with intellectual developmental disability have seen a phenomenal increase. In 2015, a National Coordinating Center along with 52 Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, College Students
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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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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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Jimenez, Bree Ann; Stanger, Carol – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
A survey was conducted with 86 teachers across 10 states regarding their students' ease of use of physical manipulatives incorporated with implementing evidence-based early numeracy instruction. The majority of respondents indicated significant student accessibility barriers. Specifically, 75% of respondents had students with tactile defensiveness…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Severe Intellectual Disability, Special Education Teachers, Manipulative Materials
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Hart Barnett, Juliet E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
A substantial number of students struggle with sustained attention in today's schools, including those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Both traditional and technology-driven strategies and tools are available to address the attention needs of students with ADHD and other students who struggle with attention in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Needs, Attention, Educational Environment
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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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Carter, Kathleen; Pennington, Robert; Ledford, Elizabeth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
As adults with Down syndrome (DS) age, their strength decreases resulting in difficulty performing activities of daily living. In the current study, we investigated the use of video modeling for teaching three adults with DS to perform weight lifting techniques. A multiple probe design across behaviors (i.e., lifts) was used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Pilot Projects, Athletics, Physical Education
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Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
Advances in medicine and medical technologies over the past several decades have extended the lives of many individuals who have chronic illnesses that were once considered terminal. Likewise, these advances have enabled more students to participate in school than ever before. As such, their short-term and long-term academic outcomes must be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chronic Illness, Barriers, Academic Support Services
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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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Steinke, Sarah M.; Elam, Megan; Irwin, Mary Kay; Sexton, Karen; McGraw, Anne – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
This study aimed to define the current functions and operations of hospital school programs nationwide. A 56-item survey was disseminated to hospital teachers across the country to examine perceptions about their work, programs, and professional practice. Quantitative findings were analyzed using descriptive statistics at the individual…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Hospitals, Hospitalized Children, Special Schools
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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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Rivera, Christopher J.; Jimenez, Bree A.; Baker, Joshua N.; Spies, Tracy; Mims, Pamela J.; Ginevra, Courtade – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
The needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with moderate or severe intellectual disability (ID) are quite unique and complex. CLD students with moderate or severe ID face many of the same issues as their non-disabled CLD peers; however, due to the nature of their disability this may lead to even less access to the general…
Descriptors: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Severe Intellectual Disability, Cultural Differences, Student Needs
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Soim, Aida; Lamb, Molly; Campbell, Kimberly; Pandya, Shree; Peay, Holly; Howard, James F., Jr.; Fox, Deborah – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
The objectives of this study were to investigate types of supportive school services received and factors related to provision of these services. We conducted a cross-sectional study to describe the school experience of males with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Study subjects were identified through the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance,…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Males, Occupational Therapy
Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Gay, Catherine – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
The most common chronic neurological condition in children is epilepsy. Because it often occurs in childhood, epilepsy is likely the most common neurological condition encountered by school professionals including teachers. Given the impact that epilepsy can have on academic functioning and specifically on the day-to-day performance of a student…
Descriptors: Seizures, Epilepsy, Student Needs, Special Needs Students
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