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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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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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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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Petit, Constance C.; Patterson, Philip P. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Homebound services involve the delivery of special education in settings other than school sites. Such settings typically include students' homes or hospitals. Most often associated with early childhood special education and with students who are medically or physically fragile, homebound services can also be for those in need of interim…
Descriptors: Home Instruction, Homebound, Special Education, Disabilities
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Lund, Emily M.; Seekins, Tom – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
This study assessed the relationship between exposure to classmates with visible impairments in primary and secondary schools with later attitudes toward people with disabilities. Fifty college students (mean age = 20.28 years; 76% female) completed measures assessing the extent and quality of recalled exposure to classmates with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Familiarity, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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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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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by various involuntary motor movements and vocal tics. Symptoms of TS emerge between the ages of 3 to 8 years old, are most severe when an individual reaches puberty, and decrease by the time a person is 20 years old. Additionally, persons with TS may have secondary disabilities of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurological Impairments, Special Needs Students
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Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
The physiological and psychological effects of bowel and/or bladder dysfunction can negatively impact students, especially over time. Understanding the educational challenges and needs of these children is necessary to provide services and supports required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Parents, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Simmons, Kate D.; Carpenter, Laura B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2010
Successful writers have proficient skills in three areas: handwriting, spelling and composition. Many students with disabilities experience difficulties in the area of spelling, which in turn may lead to difficulty in composing written work. Spelling deficits should be addressed by the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Spelling, Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities
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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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Sileo, Nancy M.; Sileo, Thomas W.; Prater, Mary Anne – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
HIV/AIDS continues to spread among children, youth, and young adults across all racial, ethnic, and cultural populations, including those with disabilities. This article considers information on HIV/AIDS such as individuals' health-risk behaviors, environmental circumstances, and perceptions that may contribute to HIV-infection; how disability…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cultural Traits, Prevention, Special Education Teachers
Carter, Bonnie Bell; Spencer, Vicky G. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The purpose of this study was to present a descriptive, explanatory case study of an adolescent male survivor of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The subject was a 17 year, 6 month old student enrolled in the twelfth grade at a highly selective science and technology governor's high school in the suburbs of a major metropolitan area. This…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Grade 12, Brain, Rehabilitation
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