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Murdick, Nikki L.; Gartin, Barbara C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Since the 1990s the number of children with disabilities placed within the general education classroom has steadily increased. Many of these children are provided special education services under the generic disability title "intellectual disability." Over the past decade, there has been a significant amount of research concerning rare…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Genetic Disorders, Physical Disabilities
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Coffey, Kenneth M.; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue and updated in the Spring 2006 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with ADHD. The article noted that one of the main attributes of the drug is the fact that it is not a stimulant medication, but rather works by blocking or slowing the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Suicide, Brain
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Angell, Maureen E.; Bailey, Rita L.; Nicholson, Joanna K.; Stoner, Julia B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
This article provides a practitioner-friendly synthesis of existing literature on family involvement in the management of dysphagia for school-age. Research reviewed includes family perspectives on programs, therapists, and characteristics that comprise effective family involvement in school-based dysphagia management programs. Also included are…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Disabilities, School Personnel, Individualized Education Programs
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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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Lavach, John F.; Hart, Juliet E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
This paper presents a four-year longitudinal case study of a nine-year-old student when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Cognitive, neuropsychological, and affective functioning both pre and post chemotherapy treatment were assessed. Full neuropsychological evaluation revealed difficulties with processing speed, concentration, and organization…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cancer, Children
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Oriel, Kathryn N.; George, Cheryl L.; Blatt, Philip J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
This pilot study sought to determine if participation in an after school community-based exercise program would result in improved fitness, self-concept, and social skills in a heterogeneous sample of children and adolescents with disabilities. Eighteen participants with physical and/or cognitive disabilities were recruited for an 8-week exercise…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Exercise, Pretests Posttests, Adolescents
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Diabetes is a condition where high amounts of glucose are found in the bloodstream due to impaired secretion of insulin. The hormone insulin was discovered by two physicians, Fredrick Banting and James Mcleod in 1921. Individuals with severe diabetes typically controlled their glucose level with multiple daily injections of insulin. Recently the…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Literature Reviews, Equipment, Medical Services
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Roberts, Jillian; Massie, Kendra; Mortimer, Tamara; Maxwell, Lani – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Congenital heart disease is one of the most common pediatric chronic illnesses that can have an impact on the lives of affected children and their families. Despite the growing number of school-age children who live with congenital heart disease, few researchers have investigated the lives and well-being of these children and their families. The…
Descriptors: Altruism, Heart Disorders, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life
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Roberts, Jillian; Mortimer, Tamara; Mish, Sandra; Kerns, Kimberly; Jagdis, Frank; MacMath, Sheryl – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Toxoplasmosis infections are usually asymptomatic in health hosts, but can cause serious, sometimes life threatening, sequelae in infants when the mother acquires an acute infection during pregnancy and the parasite is transmitted via the placenta to the developing fetus. This article is part of a comprehensive research project investigating the…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Children, Parents, Experience
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Baldwin, Joni L.; Euteneur, Stacy; Anderson, Kevin – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
Children learn through movement and interactions with their environment and/or with others. For children who have physical limitations, this natural developmental process is affected. The use of assistive technology to enhance movement, communication, play and learning allows the child with physical impairments to learn in a more independent…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Skill Development, Physical Disabilities
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Sandieson, Robert; Gorodzinsky, Fabian – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1998
Reviews recent long-term outcome studies concerning the psycho-educational functioning of children who were born with very low birth weight (2.20 to 3.31 pounds). Findings indicate that these children develop without problems in some, but not all, areas. The areas most consistently affected were neuro-motor and mathematics. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Child Development, Children, Cognitive Ability
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Yousef, Jamal M. S. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
The impact that counseling can have on a family with a child with diabetes mellitus is discussed. The benefits for the child's psychosocial adjustment and development are highlighted. An overview of the challenges a family with a diabetic child faces is provided and the counselor's role in assisting such families is emphasized. (CR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Rearing, Children, Coping